Date of Birth: April 9th, 1949
Telephone: +354 5630 500
Party: Progressive Party
Chairman of the Progressive Party since 2007.
Member of Althingi for the Southern Constituency 1987-2003 and for the South Constituency since 2003. Deputy Speaker of Althingi 1989-1990 and 1995-1999.
Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture 1995–1999, member 1991–1999. Member of the Committee on Health and Social Security 1995–1999. Member of the Committee on Transport and Communications 1991–1995 and 2007-2008. Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1995-1996. Member of the Committee on Industry 2007-2008. Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the West Nordic Council 2007-2008.
Minister of Agriculture 1999-2007.