State Secretary John-Ragnar Aarset (Conservative Party)

Born: 1973

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Political posts

2005-2009 2nd Deputy Representative to Parliament for Buskerud

2001-2005 1st Deputy Representative to Parliament for Buskerud

2000- Chairman and member of The Decision Committee, The Norwegian Young Conservatives

2001 Member of The Manifesto Committee for The Conservative Party’s Election Manifesto

1998-2000 Chairman of The Norwegian Young Conservatives and member of AU and the Conservative Central Committee

1996-1998 Central Committee Member The Norwegian Young Conservatives

1995-2002 County Council Representative in Buskerud

1992-1994 Chairman of Buskerud Young Conservatives

1992-1997 Member of the National Convention of Norsk Målungdom

1991-1995 County Council Representative in Hol

Work experience

2012-2013 Managing Director of Forum Nye Bergensbanen

2008-2012 Special Advisor to the PR Agency Gambit Hill+Knowlton and Managing Director of The Washington Seminar

2005-2008 Communications Advisor in The Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Group to Erna Solberg

2004-2005 Political Advisor to Municipal and Regional Minister Erna Solberg

2001-2004 Press Officer and Secretariat Vice Chairman to The Conservative Party’s Parliamentary Group

2000-2001 Communications Advisor with the PR Agency Konsensus AS

1998-2000 Chairman of The Norwegian Young Conservatives

1992-1993 Substitute teacher school assistant in the Municipality of Hol

Education

1998 Bachelor in Culture and Social Sciences, University of Oslo

1992 Examen Artium, Hallingdal Grammar School

Other posts and engagements

2011- Co-founder of the toyshop Vrimmel leker AS

2004-2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Literary Company Det norske Samlaget and attending Deputy Board Member of the Foundation Det Norske Samlaget

2002-2013 Press Officer for Skarverennet

1996- Sergeant in Hallingdal Civil Defence Group

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