László Botka

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The native form of this personal name is Botka László. This article uses the Western name order.
László Botka
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Mayor of Szeged
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 October 2002
Preceded by László Bartha
Personal details
Born (1973-02-21) February 21, 1973 (age 41)
Tiszaföldvár, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Political party Hungarian Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Andrea Lugosi, pulmonologist
Children 3 daughters
Alma mater University of Szeged, Varga Katalin Secondary School (Szolnok)
Occupation Politician, MP, Mayor
Profession Lawyer

László Botka (born February 21, 1973) is a Hungarian politician. Botka is a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party and the current mayor of Szeged.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

László Botka was born on February 21, 1973 in Tiszaföldvár, Hungary, as the first of two sons of Lajos Botka and Julianna Mária Lukács, both secondary school teachers. He attended the Varga Katalin Secondary School in Szolnok. In 1991, he moved to Szeged to study at the Faculty of Law of the University of Szeged, from which he graduated in 1997. He joined the Hungarian Socialist Party in 1991. Between 1992 and 1994, he was leader of the socialist youth organization. In 1994, he was elected to represent Szeged in the National Assembly of Hungary, becoming the youngest of the MPs. He lost his seat in the general elections held in 1998, but he was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2002, he was elected to Mayor of Szeged; he was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Upon the resignation of Attila Mesterházy following the disastrous 2014 European Parliament election, Botka was elected interim leader of the Socialist Party as chairman of the organization's National Election Committee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Botka ugrott Mesterházy startjelére" (in Hungarian). Index. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Szili Katalin nem lesz rajta az MSZP országos listáján" (in Hungarian). Inforadio.hu. December 4, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Szabó Gábor: Az SZTE megfelel a gazdaság igényeinek" (in Hungarian). Délmagyar. July 24, 2008. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Botka átvette az MSZP irányítását" (in Hungarian). Heti Világgazdaság. May 31, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
László Bartha
Mayor of Szeged
2002–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Attila Mesterházy
Chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party
Acting

2014
Succeeded by
József Tóbiás
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Róbert Répássy
Youngest sitting Member of Parliament
1994–1998
Succeeded by
János Zuschlag