Kristján Þór Júlíusson

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970) Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
Kristján Þór Júlíusson
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Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
Assumed office
30 November 2017
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byÞorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Minister of Education, Science, and Culture
In office
11 January 2017 – 30 November 2017
Prime MinisterBjarni Benediktsson
Preceded byIllugi Gunnarsson
Succeeded byLilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Minister of Health
In office
23 May 2013 – 11 January 2017
Prime MinisterSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Preceded byGuðbjartur Hannesson
Succeeded byÓttarr Proppé
Mayor of Akureyri
In office
1998 – January 2007
Preceded byJakob Björnsson
Succeeded bySigrún Björk Jakobsdóttir
Personal details
Born (1957-07-15) 15 July 1957 (age 63)
Dalvík, Iceland
Political partyIndependence Party
Spouse(s)Guðbjörg Ringsted
Alma materUniversity of Iceland

Kristján Þór Júlíusson (15 July 1957 in Dalvík) is an Icelandic politician, a member of Alþingi and the current Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture.[1] He completed degrees in Icelandic, literature and teaching at the University of Iceland but most of his education has been concerned with seamanship. He is a certified steersman and captain and worked in that field for several years. He is married to Guðbjörg Ringsted and they have four children; María, Júlíus, Gunnar and Þorsteinn.

In 1986 he became the mayor of Dalvík for the Independence Party and remained in office until 1994 when he moved to Ísafjörður and took on the job of mayor there until 1997. In the 1998 municipal elections he ran for office in Akureyri and has since been credited for the increased support for the Independence Party in Akureyri at the expense of the Progressive Party, which had been the most powerful in Akureyri for decades. From 1998 to 2006 Kristján was head of a coalition between the Independence Party and the Progressive Party but in the current term the Independence Party forms a coalition with the Social Democratic Alliance.

In January 2007 he stepped down as mayor of Akureyri to run for a seat on Alþingi, which he won.