Aleksandra Dulkiewicz

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Mayor of Gdańsk
Assumed office
11 March 2019
Acting: 14 January 2019 – 11 March 2019
Preceded byPaweł Adamowicz
Personal details
Born (1979-07-10) 10 July 1979 (age 40)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political partyCivic Platform/Everything for Gdańsk
ChildrenZofia (b. 2008)
Alma materUniversity of Gdańsk

Aleksandra Maria Dulkiewicz ([alɛkˈsandra-dulkʲɛvit͡ʂ] (born 10 July 1979) is a Polish lawyer and the mayor of Gdańsk since 11 March 2019.

Biography[edit]

In 1994 she graduated from The Primary School № 50 named after Emilia Plater in Gdańsk. In 1999 she graduated from the III Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Bohaterów Westerplatte w Gdańsku (a high school). In 2006 she graduated from the University of Gdańsk in law. From 2004 to 2005 she studied at the faculty of Law of University of Salzburg.[1]

She acted in the Association of Young Conservatives and the Conservative People's Party. In 1995 she participated in the mayor campaign of Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Since 2000 she has worked in the Gdansk AREOPAG organisation. In 2006 she was assistant of the mayor of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz. In the 2009–2014 period she was working in the European Solidarity Centre, and in the 2014–2017 period in the Gdansk Economic Development Agency. She also participated in the preparation of UEFA Euro 2012 in Gdańsk.[2]

In 2010 and 2014 she was elected as a city councillor in Gdańsk, being a candidate of the Civic Platform party, in 2014 she became the leader of the Civic Platform club in the municipal council. From 20 March 2017 to 14 January 2019, she was deputy mayor of Gdańsk responsible for the economic policy. During the local elections in 2018, she was the campaign manager of Paweł Adamowicz (then she suspended her membership in Civic Platform, which later expired).[2] In this election, she received re-election in the city council, being a candidate of the Committee Everything for Gdańsk.[3]

On 14 January 2019, after the murder of Paweł Adamowicz, she began to serve as mayor of Gdańsk[4]. On 15 January 2019, she received a declaration from the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that she would be the acting mayor until the election of the new mayor[5].

On 22 January 2019, she ran for the mayorship of the city of Gdańsk in the early elections held on 3 March 2019[6], and was elected with the 82% of the votes.[7] She started her term on 11 March 2019, as first woman on this post.[8]

Personal Life[edit]

Dulkiewicz is a single mother with a daughter named Zofia (born 2008). She declares herself as a Catholic.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jestem stąd". Aleksandra Dulkiewicz | kandydatka na prezydenta miasta Gdańska (in Polish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Zastępuje Adamowicza, całą noc trwała przy nim w szpitalu". www.fakt.pl (in Polish). 16 January 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Wybory samorządowe 2018". wybory2018.pkw.gov.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ Sikora, Kamil (14 January 2019). "To ona pokieruje Gdańskiem. Dulkiewicz poprowadziła Pawła Adamowicza do ostatniego zwycięstwa". wiadomosci.wp.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ gdansk.pl, -. "Aleksandra Dulkiewicz zostanie komisarzem miasta. Do czasu przedterminowych wyborów na prezydenta". www.gdansk.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Aleksandra Dulkiewicz kandydatem na prezydenta Gdańska". trojmiasto.wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  7. ^ Poznańska, Maria (4 March 2019). "Oficjalne wyniki wyborów w Gdańsku. Wybory prezydenta Gdańska 3.03.2019 roku. Frekwencja i wyniki wyborów uzupełniających - dane PKW 4.03". Dziennik Bałtycki (in Polish). Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Dulkiewicz złożyła ślubowanie. Jest pierwszą w historii Gdańska kobietą rządzącą tym miastem". wiadomosci.dziennik.pl (in Polish). 11 March 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  9. ^ Katka, Krzysztof (9 February 2019). "Konserwatystka feministka". Wysokie Obcasy. ISSN 1506-9087.