Petr Bendl

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Petr Bendl
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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 Transportation
In office
23 January 2009 – 8 May 2009
Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek
Preceded by Aleš Řebíček
Succeeded by Gustáv Slamečka
1st Governor of the Central Bohemian Region
In office
18 December 2000 – 24 November 2008
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by David Rath
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
Personal details
Born (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 49)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Political party ODS

Petr Bendl (born January 24, 1966 in Kladno) is a Czech politician, who served as Minister of Agriculture from October 2011 to July 2013. Bendl is former Minister of Transportation and also served as Governor of the Central Bohemian Region from 2000 to 2008.

Bendl is a graduate at Engineering and Textile University in Liberec. After short spell as firefighter, he worked 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.

Since 2002 Bendl is vice-chairman of the Civic Democratic Party.

Bendl is married and has two sons.


  • 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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