Valdemar Tomasevski
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Valdemar Tomaševski

Valdemar Tomaševski was born in Vilnius on March 3rd, 1965, to a family of teachers-intellectuals. His late father Vladislav Tomaševski was a principal of Platiniškės High School in Vilnius district, and his mother Jadvyga Tomaševska has dedicated 52 years of her life to educational work. The candidate graduated from the Vilnius 11th Secondary School (known as A. Mickevičius Gymnasium now) while he started his education in the Lazdynai Secondary School. He was a gifted and active student. Following the secondary school graduation in 1983 Valdemar Tomaševski became a student of Vilnius Engineering Institute of Construction (known as Vilnius Gediminas Technical University now). After his first course, he has served the military service as a draftee in Murmansk Province in Russia in 1984-1986. He graduated from his studies in 1990 and received the degree of a mechanic engineer. At the end of eighties, still being a student, he was actively engaged in a national revival movement. He commented on relevant social issues in media, participated in public discussions and started his political career. Valdemar Tomaševski has been married to his wife Violeta for 30 years. They have two sons - Vladislav and Pavel.

Valdemar Tomaševski
Valdemar Tomaševski Bio

Political Activities

In 1994 Valdemar Tomaševski was the coordinator of initiative group for establishment of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania. He built the foundation of the party and became its first vice-president. In 1999 he was elected as the Chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and he still holds this post justifying the expectations of his co-partners. He has enhanced his social activity and perfected his organizational skills while being a member of Vilnius district municipality council and board in 1995, 1997 and 2000; Then he became the vice-mayor of Vilnius district local government. To add, in 2000 he was elected as a member of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in a single-mandate district of Vilnius - Šalčininkai for the first time. He repeated this victory in 2004. People voted for the candidate of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, whom they knew to be honest, active and loyal to his electors.

Valdemar Tomaševski won again in the elections to the Seimas in 2008, directly after the first round, by receiving the largest amount of votes of all 71 candidates starting in single-mandate districts. Both representatives of national minorities and local Lithuanians voted for the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania. They have shown their appreciation for the honest politics of a Polish member of Seimas: during 25 years of its activity, the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania has not been involved in any scandals related to corruption, wasting of public funds or other scams that often shake other political parties in Lithuania. During two former terms Valdemar Tomaševski had been working in the Seimas Committee on State Administration and Local Authorities, and since 2008 - in the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense.

In 2016, the congress of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania accepted the initiative of the party chairman, which concerned the extension of the name of the political organization and in this way the affirmation of the values guiding the party's representatives in their activities. From that moment, the party has been known known as the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania - Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA) on the Lithuanian political scene.

Electors' Confidence

Election to the European Parliament took place in 2009. Thanks to the trust of his voters, Valdemar Tomaševski became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Appreciating the honesty and competence of Valdemar Tomaševski, electors have decided to delegate him to another term on the international political arena in 2014 during the elections to the European Parliament. The MEP is the member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group - he is the member of the board, the vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with Belarus, member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Tomaševski is also the member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. The candidate basically and vigorously represents the interests of his voters in this institution important for Lithuania.

Valdemar Tomaševski took part in the presidential elections in 2009 reaching very good results. He was the youngest candidate then and was elected fourth out of 7 candidates nationwide getting almost 5 percent of votes. In turn, his results were simply phenomenal in the region where he is well known. He got 67 percent and 50 percent of votes in the Šalčininkai District and Vilnius District respectively. In some other municipalities, e.g. the Vilnius City, Tomaševski was second. The presidential elections of 2014 were even more successful as the EAPL candidate got 8,23% of votes and traditionally won in the Vilnius region.

At present, the honest and courageous work of the EAPL-CFA chairman is even more well-known in the country, which is why a real chance to improve the results is opening up to him. Valdemar Tomaševski has asserted himself as a high-principled, energetic, exceptionally diligent and honest person and as a man following the Decalogue in his life and activities. His motto is "God - Honor - Fatherland". He is a believer and a practicing Catholic, he has always defended Christian values, he was the author of the draft law on the protection of unborn life.

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