The famous former sports journalist of Polish Radio, Tomasz Zimoch, will start not in his hometown of Łódź, but in Wrocław. And not from KO, but from the Third Way. Grzegorz Schetyna moved from the Sejm lists to the Senate lists. Most groups chose the same names as four years ago. The situation may be complicated by the Non-Party Local Government People, for whom district no. 3 is one of their strongholds.
District No. 3 covers the following counties: Górowski, Milicz, Oleśnica, Oława, Strzelin, Średzki, Trzebnica, Wołowski and Wrocław, as well as the city of Wrocław. There are 14 parliamentary seats up for grabs in this district. Four years ago, candidates from PiS and KO won five seats each, two seats went to the Left and one each to Confederation and PSL.
Elections 2023. Candidates of Non-Party Local Government Representatives to the Sejm – district no. 3
The leader of the list is recognizable in the region Krzysztof Maj. He is the former general director of the Wrocław Culture Zone, previously responsible for organizing the celebrations of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. He is a member of the board of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship and a probable candidate for the president of Wrocław in 2024 elections local government.
Elections 2023. Third Way Candidates to the Sejm – district no. 3
First on the list is a sports journalist living in Łódź Tomasz Zimochnot belonging to a political party, supported by Polska 2050 Szymon Hołownia. He is a member of the Sejm of the 9th term, where he is a member of the Justice and Human Rights Committee and the Administration and Internal Affairs Committee. He got into the Sejm from the first place on the list of the Civic Coalition, which he left in March 2021. He is known primarily for his extremely expressive reports on sporting events, full of extensive comparisons – from the iconic Champions League qualifying match between Broendby Kopenhaga and Widzew Łódź (with the quote: “Mr. Turek, end this match here”!) to the Olympic finish at 30 km Justyna Kowalczyk (“You call yourself a cactus because you can prick, but a cactus can also bloom beautifully. I studied for hours about the cactus family, echinocactus cinnabarinus, it blooms as beautifully as you look beautiful today on the route!”)
Number two went to the current MP Jacek Protasiewicz, belonging to the Union of European Democrats. He is a member of the Public Finance Committee and the European Union Affairs Committee. Previously, he was a Member of Parliament of the 4th and 8th term of office of the Sejm and a Member of the European Parliament of the 5th, 6th and 7th term of office. In 1994, he managed the election campaign of the “Wrocław 2000” coalition. Its leader was Bogdan Zdrojewski, who became the president of Wrocław for the second time after winning.
Protasiewicz was associated with the Civic Platform for many years, but in 2016, after a conflict with Grzegorz Schetyna he was removed from this party. He became associated with PSL, from whose list he entered the Sejm in 2019. In 2021, after the English victory over Germany in the 1/8 finals of the European Championship, he wrote on Twitter: “For the rudeness of the uniformed officers in Frankfurt, let the girl cry. For the lie about heiling – let them suffer… they do not deserve the European champion, because they have never been they were. I will say, as I once heard: RAUS! England!
Elections 2023. Candidates of the New Left to the Sejm – district no. 3
It’s first on the list Krzysztof Śmiszek, lawyer from Warsaw. He has been a member of the Sejm since 2019, where he is a member of the European Union Affairs Committee. He is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Equality of the LGBT+ Community and vice-chairman of the Lower Silesian Parliamentary Group. He is the co-founder of the Polish Anti-Discrimination Law Society.
She got number two Marta Stożek from Oborniki Śląskie. Previously, she was involved in activist activities and co-founded the Wrocław for All election committee for the city council. In 2018, she ran for the city council on behalf of this party, but did not win a seat. She participated in the preparation of a civic project liberalizing abortion law “Let’s Save Women 2017”.
Elections 2023. PiS candidates to the Sejm – district no. 3
PiS is in first place on the list Mirosława Stachowiak-Różecka, a teacher from Oborniki Śląskie. In 2006, she was elected as a Wrocław councilor on behalf of PiP, and was re-elected twice. She has been a member of the Sejm since the 8th term and took part in over 99 percent of the votes. She is the chairwoman of the Education, Science and Youth Committee, and also a member of the Culture and Media Committee, the Economy and Development Committee and the Constitutional Responsibility Committee.
Number two was an economist from Wrocław Paweł Hreniak, member of the Sejm of the 9th term. He took part in over 99 percent of votes, he serves as deputy chairman of the Administration and Internal Affairs Committee, and he is chairman of the permanent subcommittee for the development and promotion of Volunteer Fire Brigades. He is also a member of the National Defense Committee, the Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry Committee and the Infrastructure Committee. He was elected three times as a councilor of the Lower Silesian Assembly, and twice (in 2011 and 2015) he ran as a candidate in the parliamentary elections, but was not elected. In the years 2015-2019 he served as the voivode of Lower Silesia.
Third on the list is an MP Agnieszka Soin, living in Warsaw. She has been a member of the Sejm since the 8th term (she replaced MEP Beata Kempa), and is a member of the Culture and Media Committee, the Public Finance Committee and the European Union Affairs Committee. Previously, she was active in the youth wing of the Association of Polish Christian Democrats and in the Right of the Republic of Poland. She also ran for parliament in 2015, but did not win a seat.
The PiS list in district no. 3 is closed by a farmer Tytus Czartoryski, living in Morzęcino Mały, and born in 1945 in Kraków. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Assembly, where he heads the culture, science and education committee. In 2020, the councilor did not take part in the vote on the award Olga Tokarczuk the title of Honorary Citizen of Lower Silesia. – I believe that the Nobel Prize has long ceased to be a prestigious award. And Mrs. Olga Tokarczuk, in accordance with her conscience, in my opinion, destroys the moral order with her statements and insults my nation – Czartoryski said then. Four years ago, he already tried his hand at elections, also from the last place on the PiS list. But he did not win the mandate.
Elections 2023. Confederation Candidates to the Sejm – district no. 3
It’s first on the list Krzysztof Tuduj, lawyer from Wrocław. Currently, he is a member of the Sejm, where he is a member of the Administration and Internal Affairs Committee. Previously, he was the chairman of the Lower Silesian district of the National Movement and co-organized the Wrocław March of Families.
Second place went to Paweł Przystawa from Wrocław, belonging to the New Hope party. In 2018, he ran for a councilor in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Assembly, and was a candidate of the Election Committee of the Freedom in Local Government Voters. He did not receive a mandate.
Elections 2023. KO candidates to the Sejm – district no. 3
The KO electoral list in this district opens with a doctor and senator from Wrocław Alicja Chybicka, not currently belonging to any political party. She lectures at the Medical University of Wrocław and was also the president of the Polish Pediatric Society. She sat in the Sejm of the 8th term. In the Senate, she is vice-chairman of the Environment Committee, vice-chairwoman of the Health Committee and a member of the Special Committee for Climate Affairs.
Number two on the list went to a woman from Wrocław Małgorzata Tracz from the Green Party, currently sitting in the Sejm. He is a member of the Committee on Agriculture for Rural Development and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She is the chairwoman of the Parliamentary Group for Environment, Energy and Climate, and during her term of office she participated in over 99 percent of the votes.
Third on the list is an economist from Wrocław, Michael Jaros, belonging to the Civic Platform. He graduated from the Wrocław University of Economics and is a member of the Sejm of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th terms. In the Sejm, he sits on the Public Finance Committee, the Economy and Development Committee and the Extraordinary Committee for Deregulation, where he is deputy chairman.
He was number four on the KO list Bogdan Zdrojewski, former member of the Sejm of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th term, member of the European Parliament of the 8th term and Minister of Culture and National Heritage from 2007 to 2014. In the years 1990-2001 he was the president of Wrocław, currently he is a senator. Despite fourth place, he should easily get a mandate.
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