| Geir Pollestad|
| University of Bergen|
Geir Pollestad (born 13 August 1978) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.
Hailing from Høyland in Hå, Pollestad took lower secondary education in Nærbø and upper secondary education in Bryne, finishing in 1997. After one year at Stavanger University College he enrolled in law studies at the University of Bergen, graduating with the cand.jur. degree in 2006. During his last year of studying he was a board member of the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen. After graduation, he worked one year as a junior solicitor in the law firm Projure Advokatfirma.
Pollestad was the political deputy leader of the Centre Youth from 2001 to 2003, and vice president of Nordiska Centerungdomens Förbund from 2003 to 2009. He served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Rogaland during the term 2001–2005, then from Hordaland during the term 2005–2009 and again from Rogaland during the term 2009–2013. In 2007, during the reign of Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet, Pollestad was appointed political advisor in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. In late 2007 he changed to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. In 2008, he was promoted to State Secretary in the same ministry. He served until October 2009, when he returned to Parliament, where he was a regular representative while Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa served in cabinet (until June 2012). In September 2012 he returned as State Secretary, this time in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. He resigned in October 2013, as he won a regular seat in Parliament in the 2013 general election.
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