Siti Qomariyah

Siti Qomariyah
Regent of Pekalongan
In office
26 June 2006 – 26 June 2011
Preceded byAmat Antono
Succeeded byAmat Antono
Vice Regent of Pekalongan
In office
2001–2006
RegentAmat Antono
Succeeded byWahyudi Pontjo Nugroho
Personal details
Born (1967-07-08) 8 July 1967 (age 51)
Pekalongan, Central Java, Indonesia

Siti Qomariyah (born 8 July 1967)[1]:110 is an Indonesian academician and politician who served as the regent of Pekalongan, Central Java between 2006 and 2011.

Born in Pekalongan into a family with strong santri and kyai connections, she started out as an academician before entering politics in 2001 as her home regency's vice-regent. She then became the first directly-elected regent of Pekalongan in 2006, but lost her reelection campaign in 2011.

Background

Siti Qomariyah was born in Pekalongan on 8 July 1967, the eldest of nine children. Her father was a local kyai and pesantren caretaker in her home village and her mother taught at kindergartens. After completing junior high school at a Pekalongan madrasa, she resumed her education in a state-funded Madrasah Aliyah (senior high school equivalent) in Jombang, East Java. After completing high school, she studied at a state Islamic institute (Institut Agama Islam Negeri) in Pekalongan. Qomariyah continued her education later on, gaining a scholarship for a masters degree at McGill University in Canada and later continued for a PhD at Gadjah Mada University.[1]:110-112

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Siti Qomariyah