The president of the Municipal Purification Company in Warsaw, Zdzisław Gawlik, obtained a mandate as an MP by running in one of the districts in Podkarpacie. As he declares, he intends to remain in his position in the coming months and ensure the completion of investments carried out by the city company.
According to data from the National Electoral Commission, Zdzisław Gawlik, a candidate from constituency number 23 covering Rzeszów and Tarnobrzeg, obtained 7,054 votes. He started from the last, 30th place and was third on the Civic Coalition’s list.
The president wants to supervise the investment
Gawlik is the chairman of the Civic Platform in Podkarpacie and an academic lecturer. In 2007, he became an associate professor at the Institute of Civil Law at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. At the same time, he serves as the president of the management board of the Municipal Purification Company in Warsaw. He was appointed to this position by the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, in 2021.
Despite winning the parliamentary seat, he intends to remain in office, at least in the coming months. – Today, I want to make sure that nothing disrupts the investment processes carried out by MPO. This is the most important thing to me – explained the MP-elect in an interview with tvnwarszawa.pl. – I will certainly not violate any provisions of applicable law. I am familiar with them, emphasized President Gawlik.
The most important investment currently being implemented by MPO is construction of a waste incineration plant at Zabraniecka Street in Targówek. Construction is at an advanced stage. According to recent announcements, the plant is scheduled to start operations in the first quarter of next year.
He declares that he will not take a salary
Zdzisław Gawlik was a member of the Sejm in 2015-2019. He did not win a seat in the 2019 elections. As he declared during the election campaign, he intended to give up receiving a parliamentary salary.
“If I enter the Sejm, I will not receive a parliamentary remuneration. I did not receive any remuneration as a member of parliament in the years 2015-2019. In the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, we work for Poles, not for our own benefits,” Gawlik wrote on September 27 on the X platform (formerly Twitter).
– What I wrote then remains in force – Gawlik assured us.
If I enter the Sejm, I will not receive a parliamentary salary. I did not receive any remuneration as an MP in 2015-2019. In the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, we work for Poles, not for our own benefits.#Always ready #PolandInOurSerach pic.twitter.com/hGsODqakos
— Zdzisław Gawlik (@Zdzislaw_Gawlik) September 27, 2023
Main photo source: Tomasz Gzell/PAP