Date of Birth: November 22nd, 1965
Telephone: +354 5630 500
Party: The Social Democratic Alliance
Member of Althingi for the Reykjanes Constituency 1999-2003 and for the Southwest Constituency since 2003.
Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance Parliamentary Group since 2010.
Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee since 2010. Member of the Health Committee since 2009. Member of the Credentials Committee since 2009.Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi since 2011. Member of the the Icelandic Delegation to the Conference of Parlamentarians of the Arctic Region since 2009 (Vice-Chairman since 2009).
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009 -2010 (Vice-Chairman 2009-2010). Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee's Working Group on European Affairs 2010.Member of the Environment Committee 2009-2010 (Chairman 2009-2010). Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee on 2009 (Chairman 2009). Member of the Transport and Communications Committee on 2005-2007. Member of the Committee on Agriculture 2003-2005.Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs 2000-2007. Member of the Committee on the Environment 1999-2003 and 2004-2005. Member of the the Icelandic Delegation to the Conference of Parlamentarians of the Arctic Region 2001-2005.
Minister for the Environment 2007-2009.