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Tallinn city electoral districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme

24 April 1976 in Tallinn
Married, four daughters and one son

Education: Tallinn Secondary School for Adults 1995; University of Tartu, history 2000 (equivalent to Master’s degree)

Career: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Department: foreign service at embassies in Bonn and Kiev, Political Department, Policy Planning Division, Counsellor on Foreign and Security Policy 1995‒2000; Open Estonia Foundation, Programme Manager 2000; Tallinn Grammar School, teacher of history, civic studies and philosophy 2000–2002; Rakvere Exhibition House, Director 2002; Chamber of Notaries, Public Relations Manager 2003; Research Centre Free Europe, Head 2003–2004; news portal Delfi, editor of foreign news 2004‒2007; Kunst Publishers, Head 2009–2015;  Minister of Finance 2019–2021 

Party affiliation: Conservative People's Party of Estonia 2012–, Vice-Chairman

Membership in representative bodies: 13th and 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of faction 2015–2019, 2021; Vice-President 2021–); Tallinn City Council 2017–2018

Other activities: leader of the campaign against joining the European Union before the 2003 referendum; Estonian National Movement, founding member 2006, later leader; founder of the opinion portal Terve Mõistuse Sündikaat; Estonian Defence League 1992–; Estonian Public Broadcasting Council; Guarantee Fund, Member of the Supervisory Board; Tallinn Toompea Kaarli Congregation, Member of the Council;
articles on politics in the press; Tallinn TV programme “Otse kümnesse”, regular speaker

Hobbies: jazz music, recreational sports



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