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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.

Isamaa Faction

Electoral district: Järvamaa and Viljandimaa

Helir-Valdor Seeder


Järva County and Viljandi County Electoral District

7 September 1964 in Viljandi
Married, four sons

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

CareerVana-Võidu Technical School, teacher, 1990–1991; Viljandi City Government, Economic Adviser 1991–1992; Assistant Mayor of Viljandi 1992, Mayor of Viljandi 1992–1993; Viljandi County Governor 1993–2003; Minister of Agriculture 2007–2014

Party affiliationCoalition Party of Republicans/ National Coalition Party Isamaa (Pro Patria)/ Pro Patria Union/ Pro Patria and Res Publica Union/ Isamaa 1991–; Chairman 

Membership in representative bodies10th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of faction 2004–2007, 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 Rural Affairs Committee 2016–2017, Chairman of faction 2017–2019), 14th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2019–2021, Chairman of faction 2021– ); Viljandi City Council 2017– (Chairman 2017–2021), also elected in 1993, 2005 and 2013

AwardsOrder 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 activitiesGambling Tax Council, member 2003–2007, Vice Chairman 2005–2007; Foundation Environmental Investment Centre, Supervisory Board 2003–2007; Theatre Estonia Supervisory Board 2005–2007; Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, Member of Council 1998–; NGO Viha ja Viisnurk, Manager 1998–; Villem Reiman Heritage College 2002–; Viljandi Hospital Foundation, Supervisory Board 2002–2006; Viljandi Museum, Advisory Council 2008–; Viljandi Educational Development Fund Foundation, founding member 2013; Estonian Defence League, Central Management 2010–2014, Sakala District Management, Assistant to Chief 1994–; Estonian Sports Association Jõud, President 2011–; Estonian Olympic Committee, Member of the Executive Board 2012–; Estonian Handball Association, Member of Board 2014–, Vice President



All votes
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19.07.2022 / 10:49
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Final vote Vabariigi Valitsuse seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:48
In favourIn favour
Final vote Korrakaitseseaduse, lastekaitseseaduse ja narkootiliste ja psühhotroopsete ainete ning nende lähteainete seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:47
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Final vote Vangistusseaduse ja kriminaalhooldusseaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:46
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Final vote Karistusregistri seaduse, karistusseadustiku ja lastekaitseseaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:44
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Final vote Etendusasutuse seaduse ja rahvusooperi seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:40
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Final vote Vabariigi Valitsuse seaduse ja teiste seaduste muutmise seadus (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskuse ümberkorraldamine valitsusasutuseks)
19.07.2022 / 10:38
Did not voteDid not vote
Final vote Küberturvalisuse seaduse ja teiste seaduste muutmise seadus