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The things I learned while heading a local government and directing cooperation between local governments in my capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Pärnu County Local Governments Union, and as Pärnu County Governor, have provided me with the starting capital that a member of the Riigikogu needs. It is important to develop at least four regional centres in addition to Tallinn and Tartu in a coordinated way. Regional education network must support the needs and developmental directions of local businesses. I firmly believe that it serves no one to let environmental and economic policies drift apart both in content and in form.

Isamaa Faction
Environment Committee
Electoral district: Pärnumaa

Andres Metsoja


Pärnu County electoral district

25 November 1978 in Vändra, Pärnu County
In a relationship, one son and one daughter

Education: Järvakandi Gymnasium 1997; Audentes University, business management 2004; University of Tartu, Master’s programme in strategic management

Career: Kaisma Rural Municipality Mayor 2002–2007; Pärnu County Local Governments Union, Chairman of the Board 2007–2010; Pärnu County Governor 2010–2015

Party affiliation: Res Publica / Isamaa 2004–, Member of the Board

Membership in representative bodies: 13th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of the faction 2015, 2016–2017, Deputy Chairman of the State Budget Control Select Committee 2015–2016), 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of the National Defence Committee 2019–2021, Deputy Chairman of the Environment Committee 2021–); Kaisma Rural Municipality Council 1999–2002 (Chairman); Vändra Rural Municipality Council 2009–2010; Pärnu City Council 2017– (Chairman 2017–2020), also elected in 2013

Awards: Pärnu County Coat-of-Arms Badge 2015

Other activitiesState Forest Management Centre, Member of the Supervisory Board 2015–2021; Pärnu County Local Governments Union, Chairman of the General Assembly 2018–; Pärnu LC

Hobbies: sports



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