|Regent of Purwakarta|
13 March 2008 – 13 March 2018
|Preceded by||Lily Hambali Hasan|
|Succeeded by||Anne Ratna Mustika|
|Vice Regent of Purwakarta|
13 March 2003 – 13 March 2008
|Regent||Lily Hambali Hasan|
|Succeeded by||Dudung Bachtiar Supardi|
|Member of Purwakarta Regency Council|
|Born||11 April 1971|
Subang, West Java, Indonesia
Dedi Mulyadi (born 11 April 1971) is an Indonesian politician who was the regent of Purwakarta, holding that position between 2008 and 2018.
Dedi Mulyadi was born in Sukasari, Subang on 11 April 1971 as the youngest of nine siblings. His father, Sahlin Ahmad Suryana, was a member of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and his mother, Kasiti, an Indonesian Red Cross activist.
Mulyadi finished elementary school at SD Subakti in 1984, junior high at SMP Kalijati in 1987 and senior high at SMA Negeri Purwadadi in 1990, all three located in Subang. Afterwards, he moved to Purwakarta to study law at Purnawarman law school until graduating in 1999.
In 1999, Mulyadi began his political career as member of Purwakarta's house of representatives for Golkar and the electoral district Tegalwaru. He subsequently was vice-secretary and secretary until he became leader of Golkar's local chapter in 2004. At the age of 32, Mulyadi became the youngest vice-regent, serving under Lily Hambali Hasan's regency over Purwakarta from 2003 to 2008. In turn, he was elected as the next regent of Purwakarta in 2008 and again for a second term in 2013. Mulyadi succeeded Irianto MS Syafiuddin as leader of Golkar in its West Java branch in 2016.
Mulyadi is set to run as a candidate to the People's Representative Council for the 2019 legislative election representing West Java's 7th electoral district. Mulyadi also became the head of the West Java campaign team for Joko Widodo in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election.
In 2015–2016, the radical Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) launched several hate crimes, raids and attack against the Dedi Mulyadi administration in Purwakarta. FPI accused the Mulyadi of being a musyrik (polytheist) after he put up statues of Sundanese puppet characters in a number of parks throughout Purwakarta. The FPI also has accused Dedi of debasing Islamic tenets by using the Sundanese greeting sampurasun, instead of the more Islamic as-salamu alaykum. In December 2015, around a hundred FPI members inspected cars passing through the front gate of Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) in Central Jakarta where the Indonesia Theater Federation Award was being held, trying to stop Mulyadi from attending the event.
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