|County Mayor of Vestfold og Telemark|
1 January 2020
|Succeeding||Rune Hogsnes (Vestfold)|
Sven Tore Løkslid (Telemark)
|County Mayor of Telemark|
5 October 2011 –13 October 2015
|Preceded by||Gunn Marit Helgesen|
|Succeeded by||Sven Tore Løkslid|
|Minister of Petroleum and Energy|
20 June 2008 –4 March 2011
|Prime Minister||Jens Stoltenberg|
|Preceded by||Åslaug Haga|
|Succeeded by||Ola Borten Moe|
|Minister of Agriculture and Food|
17 October 2005 –20 June 2008
|Prime Minister||Jens Stoltenberg|
|Preceded by||Lars Sponheim|
|Succeeded by||Lars Peder Brekk|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 1993 –30 September 1997
|Born||15 March 1968|
|Political party||Centre Party|
Terje Riis-Johansen (born 15 March 1968) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party and County Mayor-elect of Vestfold og Telemark.
The Centre Party is an agrarian centrist political party in Norway. Founded in 1920 as a Nordic agrarian party, the Centre Party's policy is not based on any of the major ideologies of the 19th and 20th century, but has a focus on maintaining decentralised economic development and political decision-making.
Vestfold og Telemark, also known as Telemark og Vestfold, is a Norwegian county under establishment that will consist of two distinct and separate traditional regions, Telemark and most of Vestfold. The county capital will be in Skien, which is also the future county's largest city. While Skien is set to be the capital of the county municipality, Tønsberg is set to house the office of the county governor.
Riis-Johansen was born in Skien. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Telemark in 1993, but was not re-elected in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, during the first cabinet Bondevik, he was appointed political advisor in the Ministry of Finance. In 2005, during the second cabinet Stoltenberg, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food, but changed department in 2008 and served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy. On 4 March 2011 he was succeeded by fellow Centre Party politician Ola Borten Moe.
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On the local level he was a member of Skien municipality council from 1991 to 1995. During the same term he was also a member of Telemark county council.
After the 2011 Norwegian local elections the local centre-right alliance was dissolved, and Riis-Johansen became Telemark's county mayor of a new centre-left coalition.
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Riis-Johansen was a member of the board of Nei til EU from 1995 to 1997, of Telemark University College from 2000 to 2003 and of the Norwegian Farmers' Union from 2000 to 2005.
Telemark University College was, until its merger, the fourth largest university college in Norway. The University College had about 7000 students, split between four different locations in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Drammen.
As county mayor, Riis-Johansen has launched a programme to attract more foreign investment to Telemark county, Invest in Telemark.
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| Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food |
Lars Peder Brekk
| Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy |
Ola Borten Moe
Gunn Marit Helgesen
| County mayor of Telemark |
Sven Tore Løkslid
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