Chris Heister

Chris Heister (born Gun Christina Heister 18 September 1950 in Östhammar)[1] is a Swedish Moderate Party politician and Leader of the Opposition on Stockholm County Council. She was elected to the Riksdag in 1991 and served until 2002. 19992003 she was deputy chairman of the party. In 2002, she chose to step down from the Riksdag to pursue a career in Stockholm's local politics. Having experience as a health spokesman in the Rikdag, she is very active on health issues - the main function of Stockholm County Council.

Heister was appointed governor of Västerbotten County in 2008.[2] Since 1 February 2012 she has been governor of Stockholm County.[3]

On August 24, 2017, the Swedish Government decided to appoint Thomas Bodström as new Governor and head of the County Administrative Board in Stockholm County. He will take office on November 1, 2017. The ordinance is six years and lasts until 31 October 2023. Thomas Bodström succeeds Chris Heister whose appointment expires August 31 after just over five and a half years as Governor in Stockholm County. During the period 1 September to 31 October, the Government has appointed Åsa Ryding as Deputy Governor.


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
Preceded by
Ingela Nylund Watz
Chief Commissioner of the Stockholm County Council
Succeeded by
Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
Preceded by
Lorentz Andersson
Governor of Västerbotten County
Succeeded by
Magdalena Andersson
Preceded by
Per Unckel (dead 20 September 2011)
Katarina Kämpe (temporary, after Unckel's death)
Governor of Stockholm County
Succeeded by

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