Jakob Sølvhøj, born September 12th 1954 in Helsingør. Married to social worker Karen Knudsen.
Member of the Folketing for The Red-Green Alliance in Western Jutland greater constituency from June 18th 2015.
Spokesman on primary school and youth education from 2016. Spokesman on children, on education, on vocational training an disabled persons from 2015. Deputy Chairman of The Red-Green Alliance's parliamentary group since 2015.
Member of the executive committee of Pædagogisk Medhjælper Forbund (union of educational assistants)/FOA (Danish Union of Public Employees), 1976-2005. Member of Education and Labour Market Committees of LO (Danish Confederation of Trade Unions) from the late 1980s-2005 and member of executive board 2003-2005. Leading member of many social and socialist committees/associations to promote local, national and international interests, such as Socialarbejdernes Fællesudvalg , Pædagogisk Kartel, Det Kommunale Kartel and Fagbevægelsen for Fred og Fagligt Ansvar, late 1980s-2005. Member of the Board and executive committee of the Red-Green Alliance, 1995-1997 and since 2012. Member of PASS (a trade union committee for educational assistant training and social and healthcare training) and Rådet for Social- og Sundhedsuddannelserne (the Danish social and healthcare training board), 1996-2015. Member of the Board of International Child Solidarity, 2005-2015, Chairman 2012-2015. Member of the Board of Rådet for Børns Læring (the council for children's learning), 2013-2015.