Valdemar Tomasevski
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Valdemar Tomaševski

Valdemar Tomaševski was born in Vilnius on March 3, 1965, to a family of teachers-intellectuals. His father, Vladislav Tomaševski, was a long-lived principal of Platiniškės High School in Vilnius district, and his mother, Jadvyga Tomaševska, has dedicated 50 years of her life to educational work. He has started his schooling in Lazdynai Secondary School, and later on he continued his education in Vilnius 11-th Secondary School (now known as A. Mickevičius Gymnasium). He was a gifted and active student. Following the secondary school graduation in 1983 Valdemar Tomaševski has become a student of Vilnius Engineering Institute of Construction (now known as Vilnius Gediminas Technical University). After the first course, in 1984 to 1986, he has served the military service as a draftee in Murmansk Province, Russia. In 1990 he graduated from his studies and received an engineer's degree. The Catholic Commonwealth of Poles in Lithuania F. Skorina Association for Belorussian Language and Culture At the end of 1980, still a student, he was actively engaged in national revival movement. He commented on relevant social issues in media, participated in public discussions. 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; in this year he became the vice-mayor of Vilnius district municipality.

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 the President of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania. He remains its President till today by the will of party’s colleagues. In 2000 he was elected a member of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for uninominal district of Vilnius - Šalčininkai for the first time. He repeated this victory in 2004 and 2008. 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 and every elector in Lithuania alike.

In election to Seimas in 2008 Valdemar Tomaševski won again, directly after the first round, by receiving the largest amount of votes of all 71 candidates starting in uninominal 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 15 years of 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 so The Catholic Commonwealth of Poles in Lithuania F. Skorina Association for Belorussian Language and Culture often shake other political parties in Lithuania. During two former tenures Valdemar Tomaševski had been working in Seimas Committee on State Administration and Local Authorities, and since 2008 - in Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense.

Electors' Confidence

In May of 2009 Valdemar Tomaševski was a candidate in Presidential Election in Lithuania. He was elected forth of 7 candidates nationwide, first in Vilnius region and second in Vilnius. Such a result was a great success for a Polish candidate.

Appreciating the honesty and competence of Valdemar Tomaševski, electors have decided to delegate him to an international political arena. Due to their expressed confidence, Valdemar Tomaševski received a huge support in election to the European Parliament that was held in 2009, and he was elected a member of the European Parliament. In the Parliament he properly represents his electors' interests.

Valdemar Tomaševski has asserted himself as a high-principled, energetic, exceptionally diligent and honest person in his activities in both Seimas and his political party; he follows the Decalogue both in life and in work. He is a practicing Catholic believer who always defends Christian virtues. He is the author of a project on the Law on Protecting an Unborn Child. Valdemar Tomaševski is married. He has been living in a harmonious marriage with his wife Violeta for 25 years, and they have two sons - Vladyslav, who is currently 24, and Pavel, 14.

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