Touko Aalto

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Touko Aalto
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Chairman of the Green League
Assumed office
17 June 2017
Preceded by Ville Niinistö
Member of the Finnish Parliament
Assumed office
22 April 2015
Personal details
Born (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 34)
Savonlinna, Finland
Political party Green League

Touko Juhani Aalto (born 1 April 1984) is a Finnish politician and the chairman of the Green League since 2017. He has represented the electoral district of Central Finland in the Parliament of Finland since 2015.[1]

Life[edit]

Aalto was born in Savonlinna and later lived in Joensuu.[2] He currently lives in Jyväskylä, Finland. Aalto graduated as Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Jyväskylä in 2008.[1] He worked as a cleaner and salesperson before becoming parliamentary assistant of MP Jani Toivola in 2011.[3]

Aalto was elected to the City Council of Jyväskylä in 2008 and to the Parliament in 2015. He is the first Green Member of the Parliament from Central Finland. He is currently member of the Finance Committee of the Parliament.[1] In the 2017 municipal elections, Aalto received the most personal votes in Jyväskylä at the same time when the Green League became the largest party of Jyväskylä.[4] On 17 June 2017, Aalto won the Green League leadership election, and became the chairman of the party.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

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Municipal elections[edit]

Year Municipality Votes Result
2008 Jyväskylä 493 Elected
2012 Jyväskylä 863 Elected
2017 Jyväskylä 2,371 Elected

European Parliament elections[edit]

Year Electoral district Votes Result
2009 Finland 2,095 Not elected
2014 Finland 2,681 Not elected

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Year Electoral district Votes Result
2011 Central Finland 1,721 Not elected
2015 Central Finland 4,326 Elected

Personal life[edit]

Aalto was married with Johanna Pietiläinen from 2015 to 2017, when the couple got divorced due to Aalto's affair with a staff member of the Green League. The couple didn't have any children.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Touko Aalto". Parliament of Finland. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Touko". Touko Aalto. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  3. ^ Kivinen, Anna (25 May 2011). "Touko Aalto ilman haastattelua Toivolan avustajaksi". Keskisuomalainen. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ Rinne, Mika. "Vihreät valloittivat Jyväskylän - ääniharava Touko Aalto: "Olen liikuttuneessa tilassa"". Iltalehti (10 April 2017). Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ Touko Aalto vihreiden puheenjohtajaksi Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Information resources". Vaalit.fi. Ministry of Justice of Finland. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  7. ^ Vihreiden puheenjohtaja Touko Aalto eroaa – taustalla toinen nainen MTV. Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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