Kjell Ingolf Ropstad

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad
Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (cropped).JPG
Ropstad in 2015
Minister of Children, Family and Church Affairs
Assumed office
22 January 2019
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byLinda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
Assumed office
27 April 2019
DeputyOlaug Bollestad
Ingelin Noresjø
Preceded byKnut Arild Hareide
Second Deputy Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
In office
29 April 2017 – 27 April 2019
LeaderKnut Arild Hareide
Olaug Bollestad (acting)
Succeeded byIngelin Noresjø
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
9 October 2009
ConstituencyAust-Agder (2009-2020)
Agder (2020-)
Leader of the Young Christian Democrats
In office
25 June 2007 – 18 September 2010
Preceded byInger Lise Hansen
Succeeded byElizabeth Løland
First Deputy Leader of the Young Christian Democrats
In office
19 June 2005 – 25 June 2007
LeaderInger Lise Hansen
Preceded byInger Lise Hansen
Succeeded byHilde Ekeberg
Personal details
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 34)
Arendal, Norway
Political partyChristian Democratic
Spouse(s)Arnbjørg Vedelden
Children1 daughter

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (born 1 June 1985) is a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party, who is the Minister of Children, Family and Church Affairs and the leader of the Christian Democratic Party since 2019. He has been a member of the Norwegian Parliament Stortinget since 2009.

Personal background and education[edit]

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad was born in Arendal in 1985 to teacher Gunda Wiberg and Bjørn Alfred Ropstad, who is the current mayor of Evje og Hornnes. He has a bachelor's degree in law and economics.

Political career[edit]

He was a member of Evje og Hornes municipality council from 2003-2007, and the county council in Aust-Agder from 2003-2007.

He was the leader of the Youth of the Christian People's Party, the youth wing of the Christian Democratic Party, from 2007-2010. He had previously been deputy leader since 2005.

He served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Aust-Agder during the term 2005-2009. He was elected a representative from Aust-Agder for the period 2009-2013.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Inger Lise Hansen
Leader of the Youth of the Christian People's Party
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Løland