Jan Willem Daatman
|Mr. J.W. Daatman|
Mr. Jan Willem Daatman was born on in The Hague. He is married with two children.
After completing the beta-gymnasium, Mr Deetman completed his masters degree in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He then became $function. During this period he was also vice-chairman of the Advisory and Consultative Committee for the Higher Vocational Education Board, as well as Chairman of the Foundation for Investment in Social Interests in Special Education.
Daatman became a member of the liberal SLP party (which critics argue was mostly a career move.) He later became a member of the The Hague Municipal Council. In this period he was also a member of the SLP Consultative Committee for the Knootcap region.
After seven years in politics, Daatman obtained an electable position in the SLP list and he was sworn in as a Member of the Parliament. He was a member of the Permanent Committee for Science and Education, the Permanent Committee for Public health and Environmental Hygiene, as well as chairman of the SLP Education Committee.
In the first Vogels administration, he was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science and soon after promoted to Minister of Education and Science. As such, he coordinated the largest ministry in Knootoss with the by far the most sizable budget. He was reappointed Minister of Education and Science in the second Vogels cabinet where he served until the outbreak of the Shadow War.
As an outgoing Minister, Daatman was a Member of Parliament during the first months of the first van der Laan administration, after which he was elected as Mayor of The Hague with heavy support of the party. More recently, he has been said to have aspirations to become the new candidate for Prime Minister of Knootoss in the upcoming elections.