Petr Bendl

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Petr Bendl
Petr Bendl (cropped).jpg
Minister of Agriculture
In office
6 October 2011 – 10 July 2013
Prime Minister Petr Nečas
Preceded by Ivan Fuksa
Succeeded by Miroslav Toman
Minister of Transport
In office
23 January 2009 – 8 May 2009
Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek
Preceded by Aleš Řebíček
Succeeded by Gustáv Slamečka
Governor of the Central Bohemian Region
In office
18 December 2000 – 24 November 2008
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by David Rath
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
29 May 2010 – 26 October 2017
In office
20 June 1998 – 28 February 2001
Personal details
Born (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 51)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Political party ODS

Petr Bendl (born 24 January 1966) is a Czech politician, who served as Minister of Agriculture from October 2011 to July 2013 in Cabinet of Prime Minister Petr Nečas and briefly as Minister of Transport under leadership of Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek. Bendl is a former governor of the Central Bohemian Region after serving two terms. He was Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) between 2010–2017.

Bendl is a graduate at Engineering and Textile University in Liberec. After a short spell as firefighter, he worked as director of Kladno district office and municipal office’s departments.

In 1991 Bendl entered the Civic Democratic Party and as the party’s leader he was elected member of the Kladno city assembly in 1994 becoming mayor of the city immediately.

Bendl was also vice-president of the Union of Cities and Municipalities of the Czech Republic in 1997–1998.

In 1998 he was elected into the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic (resigned in 2001 due to his regional career) as well into the Kladno assembly and was thus replaced by Milan Volf as the new Kladno mayor, staying only in the city council until 2000.

In 2000 he was elected in the Central Bohemian Region assembly and became first Governor of the region. He defended his seat successfully in 2004.

Bendl is married and has two sons - Tomáš and Daniel.[1]


  • Bendl Petr, Ing. - politik in Třeštík, Michael (ed.): Kdo je kdo. Osobnosti české současnosti. Agentura Kdo je kdo, Praha 2005, p. 35.

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