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As a citizen of Estonia, I wish the public authorities to act economically and the maintenance of the Estonian state to be feasible for us. As a native of Viljandi and a farmer of Mulgimaa, I know the concerns and delights of both city and rural life, and therefore I attach importance to a regional policy that would balance the Tallinn-centered development. As a former minister, the development of rural life and agriculture are also close to my heart. At the same time we have to understand that Estonia is part of Europe, and our national interests have to be protected in a dignified manner also in Brussels.

Electoral district: Järvamaa and Viljandimaa

Helir-Valdor Seeder


Järva County and Viljandi County electoral district

7 September 1964 in Viljandi
Married, four sons

Education: Viljandi Secondary School No. 5 in 1979; Technical School of J. Gagarin State Farm 1983; Estonian University of Life Sciences, economist 1990 (equivalent to Master’s degree)

Career: Vana-Võidu Technical School, teacher 1990–1991; Viljandi City Government, economic adviser 1991–1992; Deputy Mayor of Viljandi 1992, Mayor 1992–1993; Viljandi County Governor 1993–2003; Minister of Agriculture 2007–2014

Party affiliation: CCoalition Party of Respublicans/National Coalition Party Isamaa (Pro Patria)/Pro Patria Union/Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 1991–, Chairman

Membership in representative bodies:10th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of faction, Chairman of the State Budget Control Select Committee 2005–2007 and Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Investigation into the Depletion of the State Grain Reserve), 11th and 12th Riigikogu, 13th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2015–2016, Chairman of the Rural Affairs Committee 2016–); Viljandi City Council 2017– (Chairman), also elected in 1993, 2005 and 2013

Awards: Order of the White Star, 3rd class 2001; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2002;
Baltic Assembly Medal 2007

Other activities: Viljandi Hospital Foundation, Supervisory Board 2002–2006; Estonian National Opera, Supervisory Board 2005–2007; Gambling Tax Council, member 2003–2007, Vice-Chairman 2005–2007; Foundation Environmental Investment Centre, Supervisory Board 2003–2007; Estonian Defence League, Central Management 2010–2014, Member of the Board of Elders 2006–2012, 2017–, Sakala District Management, Assistant to the Chief 1994–; Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, Member of Council 1998–; NGO Viha ja Viisnurk, Manager 1998–; Villem Reiman Heritage College 2002–; Viljandi Museum, Member of Council 2008–; Viljandi Education Development Fund Foundation, founding member 2013; Estonian Sports Association Jõud, President 2011–; Estonian Olympic Committee, Member of the Executive Committee 2012–; Estonian Handball Association, Member of Board 2014–; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Board of Governors 2004–2007 and 2015–; Baltic Assembly, member 2003–2007, Head of Estonian Delegation 2015–2017



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