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As a citizen of Estonia, I wish the public authorities to act economically and the maintenance of the Estonian state to be feasible for us. As a native of Viljandi and a farmer of Mulgimaa, I know the concerns and delights of both city and rural life, and therefore I attach importance to a regional policy that would balance the Tallinn-centered development. As a former minister, the development of rural life and agriculture are also close to my heart. At the same time we have to understand that Estonia is part of Europe, and our national interests have to be protected in a dignified manner also in Brussels.

Isamaa Parliamentary Group
Constitutional Committee
Electoral district: Järvamaa and Viljandimaa

Helir-Valdor Seeder

Helir-Valdor Seeder

Järva County and Viljandi County Electoral District

7 September 1964, Viljandi
Married, four children

Education: Viljandi Secondary School No. 5 in 1979; Technical School of Yuri Gagarin Model State Farm 1983; Estonian University of Life Sciences, economics and management of agriculture (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1990

Career: Vana-Võidu Technical School, teacher 1990–1991; Viljandi City Government, Economic Adviser 1991–1992; Deputy Mayor of Viljandi 1992, Mayor of Viljandi 1992–1993; Viljandi County Governor 1993–2003; Minister of Agriculture 2007–2014

Party affiliation: Coalition Party of Republicans / National Coalition Party Isamaa (Pro Patria) / Pro Patria Union / Pro Patria and Res Publica Union / Isamaa 1991–

Membership in representative bodies: 10th Riigikogu (Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Group, Chair of State Budget Control Select Committee 2005–2007, Deputy Chair of Committee of Investigation into the Depletion of the State Grain Reserve), 11th and 12th Riigikogu, 13th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2015–2016, Chair of Rural Affairs Committee 2016–2017, Chair of Parliamentary Group 2017–2019), 14th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2019–2021, 2022–2023, Chair of Parliamentary Group 2021–2022), 15th Riigikogu (Chair of Parliamentary Group); Viljandi City Council 2017– (Chair 2017–2021), also elected 1993, 2005, 2013

Awards: Order of the White Star, 3rd Class 2001; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2002;
Medal of the Baltic Assembly 2007

Other activities: Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, Board of Trustees 1998–; NGO Viha ja Viisnurk, Manager 1998–; Villem Reiman Heritage College 2002–; Viljandi Museum, Advisory Council 2008–; Viljandi Educational Development Fund Foundation, founding member 2013; Estonian Defence League, Central Management 2010–2014, Member of Board of Elders 2017–2020, Sakala District Management, Assistant to Chief 1994–; Estonian Sports Association Jõud, President 2011–; Estonian Olympic Committee, Executive Board 2012–; Estonian Handball Association, Member of Board 2014–, Vice-President 2018–2022 



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22.02.2024 / 11:05
Rejection Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimise seaduse muutmise seadus
22.02.2024 / 10:00
Attendance check
21.02.2024 / 19:14
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Rejection Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimise seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 18:00
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Rejection Eesti Rahvusringhäälingu seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 17:25
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Rejection Käibemaksuseaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 15:45
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Suspension of the second reading Eesti Kultuurkapitali seaduse ja hasartmängumaksu seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 14:18
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Final vote Euroopa Rekonstruktsiooni- ja Arengupanga asutamislepingu artikli 1 ja artikli 12 lõike 1 muudatuste heakskiitmise seadus