|Member of the National Assembly|
23 March 2012
|Preceded by||Guy Malherbe|
|Mayor of Longjumeau|
22 March 2008 – 25 February 2013
14 May 1973 |
|Political party||Union for a Popular Movement|
|Alma mater||École Polytechnique
Collège des Ingénieurs
Nathalie Geneviève Marie Kosciusko-Morizet[needs IPA] (born 14 May 1973), often referred to by her initials NKM, is a French politician, current deputy of the 4th electoral constituency of Essonne. She is mayor of Longjumeau and a candidate for mayor of Paris in the local elections in 2014.
Education and political career 
As a 29-year-old, she was elected a deputy member of the French National Assembly in 2002, representing the department of Essonne, to the south of Paris, serving out the term for Pierre-André Wiltzer who was appointed deputy minister. She was reelected in 2007 and 2012.
She was elected mayor of Longjumeau (Essonne) in March 2008.
In 2007, she became secretary of state in the French government with responsibily for ecology. Then in 2009 she became secretary of state with responsibility for Forward Planning, Assessment of Public Policies and Development of the Digital Economy, before being appointed Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing in November 2010.
In 2012, she left her position as minister to become spokesperson for Nicolas Sarkozy during his presidential reelection campaign.
In February 2013 she announced she would be a candidate for mayor of Paris in the 2014 local elections. She will face among others Rachida Dati in the UMP primary election. The polls have Kosciusko-Morizet as a favourite to win the primary. She is endorsed by François Fillon. 
She comes from a political family with Lithuanian-Polish roots (from Józef Tomasz Kościuszko [1743–1789], brother of the famous Tadeusz Kościuszko). Her grandfather, Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet (born Kosciusko 1913–1994), was an academic, a member of the French Resistance during the war, a gaullist politician and former French ambassador in US whose father-in-law, André Morizet, was a socialist senator and mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt. Her father François Kosciusko-Morizet (b. 1940) is the current mayor of Sèvres. She is also the sister of Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet (b. 1977), one of the founders of Priceminister.com, the third ranked e-commerce site in France.
She is married to Jean-Pierre Philippe and has two sons, born in 2005 and 2009.
Political positions 
Secretary of State for Ecology : 2007–2009.
Secretary of State and Prospective Development of the Digital Economy : 2009–2010.
Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing: November 2010 – February 2012 (She resigned from government to become spokeswoman of Nicolas Sarkozy's presidential campaign).
National Assembly of France
Regional councillor of Ile-de-France : 2004–2010 (She resigned in November 2010). Reelected in 2010.
Mayor of Longjumeau : Since 2008.
Municipal councillor of Longjumeau : Since 2008.
Agglomeration Community Council
Vice-president of the Europ'Essonne Agglomeration Community Council : Since 2008.
Member of the Europ'Essonne Agglomeration Community Council : Since 2008.
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