|State Secretary for Economic Affairs (Netherlands)|
November 5, 2012 – December 6, 2012
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Preceded by||Henk Bleker|
|Succeeded by||Sharon Dijksma|
|Member of the House of Representatives|
January 30, 2003 – November 29, 2006
Johannes Cornelis Verdaas|
August 5, 1966
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Radboud University Nijmegen (MA and PhD in urban planning)|
Johannes Cornelis "Co" Verdaas (born August 5, 1966 in Breda) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid). He served as State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, dealing with agriculture, nature, food quality, tourism and postal affairs in the Cabinet Rutte II from November 5, 2012 until his resignation on December 6, 2012. He previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from January 30, 2003 until November 29, 2006, and as a member of the Provincial Executive (Gedeputeerde Staten) of the province of Gelderland from 2007 to 2012. Due to doubtful traffic expenses in his capacity of last one, he stepped down as a State Secretary.
Verdaas studied urban planning at Radboud University Nijmegen. Het developed the so-called Ladder of Verdaas, a system for solving traffic problems. Besides he is singer and guitarist in the rock band John-Boy & The Waltons.
- (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography
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