Gunn Olsen

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Gunn Olsen

Gunn Olsen (18 September 1952 – 27 December 2013) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

Background

Olsen was born in Kragerø the daughter of a mechanic and a housewife. She went to commerce school in 1969 but chose not to attend a higher education institution. Instead she as an office clerk in the newspaper Telemark Arbeiderblad from 1969 to 1990.[1]

Political career

She was a member of Telemark county council from 1983 to 1999, serving as deputy county mayor from 1990 to 1995. She has chaired the county party chapter, and been a member of the Labour Party national board. In the municipal council of Kragerø she has only been a deputy member, from 1979 to 1983.[1]

She served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Telemark during the terms 1985–1989 and 1989–1993. She was elected as a full representative in 1997, and was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009. She sat on a different Standing Committee during each of her four parliamentary terms.[1]

Death

Olsen did not stand for re-election in 2013 because she had been diagnosed with cancer. She died from this disease in December 2013 at Marienlyst in Kragerø.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gunn Olsen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ "Gunn Olsen er død - Telemark". Nrk.no. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
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