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I have worked in different political positions for the good of Estonia for more than 25 years. I have experience at the local government, national as well as the European level. I entered politics when the most important fight of my life began, the fight in the name of the restoration of the independence of Estonia. After that, I have always been fighting for a better and more caring Estonia. In view of my long work experience I feel that I have ideas and knowledge to apply in the Riigikogu.

Estonian Reform Party Faction
Legal Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Mustamäe and Nõmme districts of Tallinn

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Vilja Toomast

VILJA TOOMAST

Tallinn city districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme

15 August 1962 Antsla, Estonia
Married, one daughter

Education: Antsla Gymnasium 1980; University of Tartu, psychology (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1985; Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, postgraduate studies 1985–1988

Career: consulting company Mainor, psychologist 1988–1990; newspaper Seitse Päeva, Editor-in-Chief 1990–1994; Assistant to Prime Minister 1990–1992; Adviser to Vice-President of the Riigikogu 1992–1994; Adviser to Minister of the Interior 1995; magazine Elu Pilt, Editor-in-Chief 1994–1997; magazine Baltic Review, Executive Editor 1999–2002; Tallinn Nõmme District Elder 1999, North Tallinn District, Deputy District Elder 2002, District Elder 2005–2007; North Estonia Medical Centre, Palliative Care Service, Psychologist 2017–

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 1998-2012; Estonian Reform Party 2013–

Membership in representative bodies: European Parliament 2009–2014; 10th Riigikogu 2003–2005 (Chair of faction 2004–2005), 11th Riigikogu 2007–2009 (Chair of faction), 13th Riigikogu 2015–2016, 2018–2019, 14th Riigikogu; Tallinn City Council 1999–2002, 2017– , also elected in 2002–2013

Awards: Order of the National Coat of Arms, 4th Class 2006

Other activities: East Tallinn Central Hospital, Chairman of the Board 2002−2011; Foundation In Commune Bonum, Chairman of the Supervisory Board 2002−2012; Estonian Volleyball Federation, Member of the Board 2002−2005, President 2005−2011,Vice-President 2011–2016; Together Against HIV Foundation, Head 2017–

Memoirs “Valguses ja varjus 1995” (“In Light and Shadow 1995”) 1996; “Rahvarinne” (“Popular Front”, co-author) 1988; “Eestimaa Rahvarinne 30” (“Estonian Popular Front 30”; one of the authors) 2018

Hobbies: sports, literature, health care

14.05.2019

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