| Minister of Housing, Spatial |
Planning and the Environment
23 February 2010 –14 October 2010
|Prime Minister||Jan Peter Balkenende|
|Preceded by||Jacqueline Cramer|
|Succeeded by|| Melanie Schultz van Haegen |
as Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
| State Secretary for Transport |
and Water Management
22 February 2007 –23 February 2010
|Prime Minister||Jan Peter Balkenende|
|Preceded by||Melanie Schultz van Haegen|
|Succeeded by|| Joop Atsma |
as State Secretary for Infrastructure
and the Environment
|Member of the House of Representatives|
23 May 2002 –22 February 2007
|Parliamentary group||Christian Union|
Johanna Catharina Heringa
16 February 1960
|Political party||Christian Union (from 2002)|
|Reformatory Political Federation (until 2002)|
|Alma mater|| Utrecht University |
(Bachelor of Laws)
|Occupation||Politician · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Refugee worker|
Johanna Catharina "Tineke" Huizinga-Heringa (born 16 February 1960) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Union (CU).
Huizinga grew up in Amersfoort; both of her parents were teachers. After attending gymnasium, she began to study law at the University of Utrecht. She became involved in the Christian student's association Ichtus, where she met her future husband. They married in 1982. After passing her candidate exams (roughly equivalent of a bachelor's degree), she stopped her studies and moved to Heerenveen. She became a housewife and mother of three children.
She volunteered as translator at a Christian foundation, Open Doors, which advocates the interest of persecuted Christians worldwide. She became involved in the cases of asylum seekers and refugees and worked as a volunteer for VluchtenlingenWerk Nederland. Because of her involvement with social and religious issues, the Reformatory Political Federation asked her to become their top candidate in Heerenveen for the 1998 municipal elections. She was elected into the Heerenveen municipal council.
In 2002 she was elected member of House of Representatives. She was elected on basis of preference votes. The ChristianUnion only got four seats and she was seventh candidate, but because so many voters voted for her she entered parliament at the cost of prominent GPV leader Eimert van Middelkoop. She was member of the parliamentary research committee into the Srebrenica massacre. In the 2003 elections she was re-elected, again with preference votes, now at the cost of Leen van Dijke. She was fourth candidate and the ChristianUnion only got three seats. In parliament she had been occupied with foreign affairs, international development, migration, integration, spatial planning and the environment. She was secretary of the parliamentary party.
As Secretary of State for Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Huizinga survived a motion of no confidence in April 2008 over the (supposedly failed) introduction of a MIFARE-based nationwide public transport payment system.
|Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau||Netherlands||3 December 2010|
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