In district no. 14, which covers the Tatra Mountains, the Pieniny Mountains, the Gorce Mountains and a significant part of the Beskid Mountains, beloved by Poles, PiS was unquestionably dominant four years ago, winning 65 percent of the votes, which translated into as many as 80 percent of the seats (8 out of 10).
District No. 14 covers the Tatra, Nowy Targ, Limanowa, Gorlice, Nowy Sącz poviats and the city of Nowy Sącz. There are ten seats up for grabs.
Elections 2023. Candidates of Non-Party Local Government Representatives to the Sejm – district no. 14
BP came first Małgorzata Gromalę, who currently serves as deputy mayor of Rabka-Zdrój. She is an experienced local government official, she was the mayor of Podegrodzie located near Stary Sącz for two terms. Dwójka is also a local government official, a councilor of the Nowy Targ district Tomasz Rajca.
Elections 2023. Third Way Candidates to the Sejm – district no. 14
Number one is Urszula Nowogórskathe only female MP PSL from this district. If Third Way exceeds the electoral threshold, it has a chance for re-election. It’s second on the list Marcin Ratułowski, mayor of Czarny Dunajec for four years. He ran from his own electoral committee. However, the dark horse may be the one starting from last place Paweł Mateńczuk alias Naval. He is a former GROM soldier, participant of many anti-terrorist missions in… Iraq and Afghanistan. After finishing his military career, he started his television career. He was the host of the program “Expedition – explorers of second nature” on Discovery, and also cooperated with Polsat Sport.
Elections 2023. Candidates of the New Left to the Sejm – district no. 14
Four years ago, the Left failed to win a seat in this district, although Jakub Bocheński, who started from number one, collected over 15,000. votes – more than the three PiS candidates, who ultimately, “pulled” by Arkadiusz Mularczyk, who started in first place, obtained a parliamentary mandate. Bocheński is not running this year, the Left put him at the top of the list Edward Ucherski, previously involved in local KOD structures. Originally, this place was intended for prof. Jan Hartman, but due to his controversial posts on social media, the group resigned from his services.
Elections 2023. PiS candidates to the Sejm – district no. 14
Here, PiS focused on proven names and one paratrooper, whose result remains unknown. Four years ago, starting from number one Arkadiusz Mularczyk collected over 70 thousand votes, but this year it was moved to second place. The first place was taken by the Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, who aroused much controversy with his statements Ryszard Terleckand, which achieved a dramatically poor result four years ago in its hometown of Krakow. Only slightly over 10,000 voters voted for him there, and he started in a strong second place. Now it is to be a “locomotive” in the Nowy Sącz region and near the Tatra Mountains.
The remaining places on the PiS list were taken by proven parliamentarians: Barbara Bartuś, Anna Paluch, Edward Siarka or one of the richest MPs Andrzej Gut-Mostowy. The list of PiS ends with a veteran who started his political career in “Solidarity” and ZSL in the 1980s, a member of groups from PSL to the League of Polish Families, to PiS – Bogdan Pęk.
Elections 2023. Confederation candidates to the Sejm – district no. 14
In last elections was very close to the mandate, the Confederates believe that this time they will succeed. On the first floor, the head of the KORWiN party structures Ryszard Wilk, engineer from the Gorlice district. On number two Hope Swallow from the National Movement, known for her anti-abortion activism. Third place went to Grzegorz Braun’s man, representative of “Góralski Weta”, Grzegorz Szarekprofessional mountain guide.
Elections 2023. KO candidates to the Sejm – district no. 14
A revolution that may bear fruit was carried out by the Civic Coalition on the Tatra Mountains list. Four years ago, only one mandate was obtained in the region. It was won by Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, European champion and three-time participant of the Olympic Games in snowboarding. This time, the athlete represents KO in Krakow, and she became number one in Zakopane and the surrounding area Weronika Smarduch.
Smarduch is a young vice-chairwoman of the Małopolska PO. She is a financial analyst, comes from Łopuszna, and her family lived next door and was friends with Fr. Józef Tischner. Her father, Jan Smarduch, has been the mayor of the Nowy Targ commune for years. Smarduch herself has been very active in recent years, she has rebuilt some of the PO structure in Podhale, and the party has put young names on its list, but related to the region, not necessarily to the party itself. Numbers two and three are Piotr Lachowicz and Elżbieta Ruchała. Ruchała was a lawyer running a law firm in Nowy Sącz. Lachowicz is a KO councilor from the Małopolska regional council. Each mandate above a certain number one will be a success for KO in the south of Małopolska.
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