Thore Westermoen (born 17 September 1949 in Mandal) is a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.
The Christian Democratic Party, is a Christian-democratic political party in Norway founded in 1933. The Norwegian name literally translates to Christian People's Party, shortened KrF. The name may also be translated as "The People's Christian Party".
He is the son of Toralf Westermoen, who among other things is a former member of the national Parliament.[ citation needed ] Thore Westermoen himself served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Vest-Agder during the terms 1989–1993, 1997–2001 and 2005–2009.
Toralf Westermoen was a pioneer for the development of high speed craft in Norway. Westermoen was involved in the companies Båtservice Verft, Westermoen Båtbyggeri og Mek. Verksted , Westermoen Hydrofoil and Westamarin , all situated in Mandal.
Following the 1999 election, Westermoen became the new county mayor (fylkesordfører). He was re-elected in 2003 and 2007.[ citation needed ] After the 2011 Norwegian local elections the local alliance he led was dissolved. He was offered the county mayor post if the Christian Democratics cooperated with Labour, but they rejected. Westermoen was relegated to deputy county mayor.
Country-wide local elections for seats in municipality and county councils were held throughout Norway in 1999. For most places this meant that two elections, the municipal elections and the county elections ran concurrently.
The 2003 county council election was held on Monday 15 September 2003 for all eighteen county councils in Norway. The election was held parallel to the municipal council election.
Country-wide local elections for seats in municipality and county councils were held throughout Norway on 10 September 2007, with some areas polling on 9 September as well. For most places this meant that two elections, the municipal elections and the county elections ran concurrently. In addition, several municipalities held direct mayoral elections.
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