Raymond de Roon
|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
30 November 2006
|Born||1 September 1952|
|Political party||Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid - PVV)|
|Alma mater||Leiden University (LL.M.)|
|Website||(in Dutch) Party for Freedom website|
Raymond de Roon (born 1 September 1952 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch politician and former prosecutor. As a member of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) he has been an MP since 30 November 2006. He focuses on matters of foreign policy, military operations and the European Union.
De Roon studied law at VU University Amsterdam and Leiden University. Afterwards, he was employed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1983 he was deputy prosecutor in Leeuwarden. Later, he operated as a prosecutor in The Hague, the Netherlands Antilles, and Zutphen. His last job before his election to the House was as Advocate General at the Amsterdam court.
De Roon currently lives in Almere, and is also a member of the city council there. He was the local list puller for his party. The PVV went on to become the biggest party in Almere, with 21.6% of the vote and 9 seats in the council.
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