Josef Řihák

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Josef Řihák
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4th Governor of the Central Bohemian Region
Assumed office
20 November 2012
Preceded by Zuzana Moravčíková
Senator from Příbram
Assumed office
25 October 2008
Preceded by Jaromír Volný
Mayor of Příbram
In office
Preceded by Ivan Fuksa
Succeeded by Pavel Pikrt
Personal details
Born (1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 56)
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
Political party ČSSD
Spouse(s) Hana Řiháková
Alma mater University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

Josef Řihák (born April 25, 1959 in Karlovy Vary) is a Czech politician. Řihák is a member of Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and the Assembly of the Central Bohemian Region. He is also a former member of Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic and a former mayor of Příbram.

Řihák is a graduate at Brno agricultural college, he worked vet, specializing in food hygiene and agricultural ecology.

He was elected into the Assembly of the Central Bohemian Region in 2000 for the Czech Social Democratic Party, two years later he was also elected into the Příbram assembly and became the city council member under mayor Ivan Fuksa.

In 2002, he was also elected into the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic and was re-elected in 2006. He is a member of the agricultural committee of the Chamber of Deputies.

In 2006 he led the Příbram social democrats in the municipal elections. The party gained two more seats in comparison to the 2002 elections. After two-weeks negotiations, Řihák was elected new city mayor by a coalition Social Democrats and SNK European Democrats, supported by Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia deputies.

He then promised to leave his Central-Bohemian region's assembly seat.[1]

Řihák is married and has a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ Czech Press Agency article (in Czech)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Fuksa
Mayor of Příbram
Succeeded by
Pavel Pikrt