|Deputy of the Saeima|
23 June 1972 |
|Alma mater||Baltic Russian Institute|
Valērijs Agešins (born June 23, 1972 in Liepāja) is a Latvian politician and lawyer. He is a member of Harmony and a deputy of the Saeima, elected to represent the Kurzeme electoral district. He began his current term in parliament on November 4, 2014.
From 1994-1998 he studied at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kalinigrad, graduating in history. He obtained a Master's degree in pedagogy, and in 2002, he graduated from the Baltic Russian Institute as a lawyer. He is not however, a qualified attorney.
From 1997-1998 he worked in a teacher training summer camp and from 1995-1999 as a law and political science lecturer at the Institute of Social Technologies. From 1998-2002 he was a history teacher at Liepāja High School where he was a member of the secondary school teachers' union committee. In 2002 he became a member of the Liepāja City Public Reconciliation Commission, becoming Vice-President. Later in 2002 he was elected to the Saeima, and was re-elected again in 2006. His area of specialization is legal issues, the Parliamentary Justice Committee and the Committee on European Affairs.