|Chairman of Workers' Party|
|Assumed office |
31 May 2003
|Preceded by||Jiří Štěpánek|
|Born||3 March 1969|
|Political party||SPR–RSČ (1995–2003) |
Workers' Party (2003–2010)
|Profession||Quality manager, politician|
Education and occupation
Vandas was born in Prague. Having completed a plumbing course, he continued his education at the High School of Industrial Technology. He is a graduate of the Jan Amos Komensky University of Prague, where he achieved a bachelor's degree in social and mass communication. His first job was in public transport services, and he now works as a quality manager in a construction company.
Vandas began his political activism in 1995. From 1997-98 he worked for the Coalition for Republic - Republican Party of Czechoslovakia, initially as an assistant to an MP, and later as a member of the party's audit committee. After the parliamentary elections in 1998 he became general secretary to SPR-RSČ. In 2003 he was a founding member of the Workers' Party, and has been its chairman since 31 May 2003.
Vandas stood in the senate elections in 2010 but was unsuccessful, receiving 5.13% of the vote. In March 2012, Vandas announced his intention to run for Czech president in the 2013 direct presidential elections, but failed to collect the required 50,000 signatures.
- (In Czech)Biography tomasvandas.cz
- "Leader of far-right DSSS Vandas running for Czech president". Ceskenoviny.cz. 3 March 2012.