Rune Rafaelsen

Mayor of the Sør-Varanger municipality

Rune Rafaelsen is a Norwegian politician and in 2015 was elected mayor of the Sør-Varanger municipality, the Northern-most Schengen border region with Russia. He has been a member of the Labour Party since 2002.

Rafaelsen was Secretary General of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat for 12 years until he left in 2014 to run for elected office.