Kari Henriksen

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Kari Henriksen, 2019

Kari Henriksen (born August 10, 1955 in Vennesla ) is a Norwegian politician of the social democratic Arbeiderpartiet (Ap). She has been a member of the Storting since 2009 .


education and profession

Henriksen worked as a nursing assistant at a hospital from 1976 to 1985, and from 1982 to 1985 she also attended the nursing college in Kristiansand . She then worked as a nurse in various positions until 1994. During this time she was also involved in the Norwegian Nursing Association. After studying administration and management at Høgskolen i Agder from 1993 to 1994 , she took over the management of the A-Klinikken for the Fylkeskommune Vest-Agder until 2000 . Henriksen then worked until 2007 as a consultant in the research department for alcohol and addiction treatment at Sørlandet sykehuse HF Hospital . Afterwards she was head of the national competence network for children of parents with mental illnesses or drug addiction until 2008.

Political activity

From 2003 to 2009 she was a member of the Kristiansand City Council, from December 2007 she was exempted. On December 3, 2007, she was appointed State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Health . There she worked under the health ministers Sylvia Brustad and Bjarne Håkon Hanssen . Henriksen held the post until April 3, 2009.

In the parliamentary elections in 2009 , she entered the Norwegian national parliament in Storting for the first time . There she represents the constituency of Vest-Agder and she was initially a member of the Committee for Labor and Social Affairs. Following the 2013 election , she moved to the Justice Committee. After the 2017 election , Henriksen was transferred to the Family and Culture Committee, and she also became part of the parliamentary group's executive committee.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Tidligere statssekretær i HOD Kari Henriksen (Ap). In: regjeringen.no . Retrieved June 23, 2020 (Norwegian).