Amat Antono

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Amat Antono
Amat Antono Bupati Pekalongan.jpg
Regent of Pekalongan
In office
26 June 2011 – 26 June 2016
Preceded bySiti Qomariyah
Succeeded byAsip Kholbihi
In office
2001–2006
Preceded byHarsono
Succeeded bySiti Qomariyah
Personal details
Born (1958-10-05) 5 October 1958 (age 60)
Pekalongan, Central Java, Indonesia

Amat Antono (born 5 October 1958) is an Indonesian politician who served as the regent of Pekalongan Regency, Central Java for two terms, 2001-2006 and 2011-2016. Initially elected as regent of his home regency through a legislative vote, he lost in its first direct election to his deputy Siti Qomariyah before defeating her in 2011.

Background[edit]

Amat Antono was born in Tegaldowo village, Tirto subdistrict, Pekalongan Regency on 5 October 1958. He graduated from Diponegoro University with a bachelors in 1984, and later a masters in 2006.[1][2]:123 His wife Arini Harimurti was elected as vice regent in the 2016 local election.[3] The couple has two children.[1]

Career[edit]

Before entering politics, Antono was a bureaucrat, working in the transmigration body at West Kalimantan's Sambas Regency. In 2001, he ran as a regent for his home regency with local academician Siti Qomariyah as his running mate, and the pair was voted 27-18 into office following a heated two-stage vote at the regency's legislative council.[1][2]:114,123 In 2006, he ran for reelection against Qomariyah in Pekalongan's first direct regency election. Although he received the support of a coalition of 15 political parties including his party PDI-P, he would lose to Qomariyah, winning 207,705 votes to Qomariyah's 227,137.[2]:123[4]

Between his terms, he served in several offices, including head of a inter-regency coordination body,[5] briefly as the acting regent of Tegal Regency,[1] and as a special staff to the governor.[1] He ran once more in 2011 and this time won 254,762 votes (54.75%), defeating Qomariyah following a campaign which strongly focused on infrastructure development programs.[2]:139

During his second term, he released a legislation prohibiting the hunting of snakes.[6] His second term expired on 27 June 2016, as he could not run for reelection due to term limits.[7]

For the 2019 legislative election, Antono is set to run as a Nasdem Party candidate for the People's Representative Council from Central Java's 10th electoral district.[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Informasi Bakal Calon Anggota DPR - Amat Antono". kpu.go.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Dewi, Kurniawati Hastuti (2015). Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia. NUS Press. ISBN 9789971698423. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Korupsi RSUD Kraton Pekalongan Diduga Mengalir ke Pemkab". Tribun Jateng (in Indonesian). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Qomariyah-Pontjo Unggul". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). 29 May 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Drs. H. Amat Antono, M.Si Dan Fadia Arafiq Dilantik Sebagai Bupati Dan Wakil Bupati Pekalongan Th. 2011-2016" (in Indonesian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Di Pekalongan Masyarakat Dilarang Buru Ular". Republika (in Indonesian). 23 March 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Pendukung Asip dan Arini Membludak Saat Prosesi Pelantikan Bupati Pekalongan". Tribun Jateng (in Indonesian). 27 June 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ "DCT Jawa Tengah X" (PDF). kpu.go.id (in Indonesian). General Elections Commission. Retrieved 29 October 2018.