Jarosław Wałęsa

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Jarosław Wałęsa
Jarosław Wałęsa 2 (cropped).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
7 June 2009
Constituency 1 – Pomeranian
Member of the Sejm
In office
25 September 2005 – 10 June 2009
Constituency 25 – Gdańsk
Personal details
Born (1976-09-13) 13 September 1976 (age 41)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political party Civic Platform
Spouse(s) Ewelina Jachymek
Relations Parents:
Danuta and Lech Wałęsa
Website Official Website

Jarosław Wałęsa ([jaˈrɔswaf vaˈwɛ̃sa], born 13 September 1976 in Gdańsk) is a Polish politician. He was elected to the Sejm on September 25, 2005 getting 14709 votes in 25 Gdańsk district, candidating from the Civic Platform list. He is the son of former Polish President, Lech Wałęsa.

Wałęsa is a 1995 graduate of Glastonbury High School, Connecticut, where he spent his high school years as a foreign exchange student. He then attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

On September 2, 2011, Jarosław was seriously injured riding his motorcycle after colliding with a SUV in Stropkowo near Sierpc.[1] His injuries included a broken spine and dozens of fractures; and he was still undergoing corrective surgeries in July 2015.[2]

He married Ewelina Jachymek in a civil ceremony in 2012, and in a convent in 2013.[3] Their son Wiktor was born in March 2014, becoming the twelfth grandson of Lech Wałęsa.[4]

In the European Parliament election June 2009, he became a member of the European parliament. In 2014, he was re-elected.[5]

He lost his brother, Przemyslaw, 43 (born 1974), Lech Wałęsa's third son, a border guard, who lived in the Morena district in Gdańsk, on Sunday, 8 January 2017.[6]

Wałęsa became the new head of the Civic Institute, said to be the think tank of Civic Platform, a Polish political party, on 16 June 2015.[7]

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