Annemarie Jorritsma

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Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink (born June 1, 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).[1]

Jorritsma has been a member of the Senate since June 9, 2015. She also serves as parliamentary leader.[1]

She started her political career as a councilor of Bolsward and became an MP in 1982. During the Kok I cabinet (1994-1998), she was minister of transport and water affairs and during the Kok II cabinet (1998-2002), minister of economic affairs and also deputy prime Minister.[1]

In 2002, she became acting mayor of Delfzijl, and in 2003 mayor of Almere which lasted until 2015.[1]

Jorritsma was born in Hengelo, Gelderland and is married.

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