Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Eero Heinäluoma

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? In the 1970s I was carried away to youth politics. Afterwards  I worked for a long time in the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions in different positions. After a long career and by request of many people I decided to try […]

Hanna-Leena Hemming

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I JOINED THE PARTY (THE NATIONAL COALITION PARTY, WHICH IS A CONSERVATIVE PARTY) IN 1999 WHEN I GOT DISSATISFIED WITH THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN MY HOME TOWN ESPOO. A YEAR LATER I BECAME ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ESPOO. […]

Sirpa Asko-Seljavaara

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I decided to come a politician because the public health care in Finland was in trouble. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? My mother was strongly on the right (conservative) and my father in the center. Was the choice […]

Maija Perho

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I didn’t especially decide to become a politician. Since youth I have always participated different kind of activities for example school and student politics. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? As a student I really have thought my political […]

Heli Passio

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I’m not quite sure if it was any kind of decision it just happened. I have already made up my mind not to become a politician (my father and my grandfather had been politicians and I valued them as a childperspective) but […]

Risto Kuisma

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? As a young 21 year old trade union activist 1968, I decided to participate in politics on a local level. I was elected as a member of the Kouvola city government in 1973. 1975 I started working for the trade union movement, […]

Rosa Meriläinen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I started as an activist. NGO-world is still close to me. When you realise, that you can really make a difference and work for a better world, you can’t stop. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? As a child […]

Sinikka Mönkare

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? When I graduated and became a doctor, I was also the mother of small children, and I wanted to be able to influence health care in my hometown and so I decided to go into local politics. I am now on that […]

Eva Biaudet

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? It is something that just happened. Suddenly I found myself in a situation where I could no longer avoid to be called a politician by profession. But the truth is, that it was a secret dream of mine from quite a young […]

Jari Vilén

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? It was the Parliamentary elections in 1979 where the National Coalition Party won a landslide victory, but the party was still kept in opposition. I found this very unfair and wanted to find the reasons for this. This is how I became […]

Kaarina Dromberg

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I became interested in politics or should I say became interested in social issues when I was teenager and gradually I grew into politics. I also had political ideals and models such as Mr Juha Rihtniemi, the former chairman of the National […]

Antti Kalliomäki

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? In 1982 I was asked to be a presidential elector candidate for Mauno Koivisto in the presidential elections. When I gave my commitment, it was then natural to stand for a seat in the next parliamentary elections. Did you have strong political […]

Paula Lehtomäki

Could you tell our readers at what point you decided to become a politician? I have always taken an interest in politics, but I don’t think you can ever truly just decide to become a politician, it depends on the voters. My career started in the 1996 municipal elections. I was elected to Parliament in […]

Mauri Pekkarinen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I first got interested in politics when I was a 23 or 24 year-old student at the University of Jyväskylä. It was the seventies and as the left wing movement entered the university community, I felt someone had to strike back. Did […]

Antti Kaikkonen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? Well, I guess my voters made this decision. But I’ve been working in politics since 1997, when I started my four year term as a president of youth organisation of the Centre Party. I vas 23 years old at that time. Did […]

Sari Essayah

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I  never made a certain decicion to because a politician but somehow I was driven into it. During my highschool years I was interested in schooldemocracy. Later on I was asked to stand as a muncipal candidate and I took part in […]

Kimmo Kiljunen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I was politically active already at school age, so this was a natural choice for me. Did you have strong political beliefs during your youth? Yes, I had. Was the choice of becoming a “full time politician” difficult to make? No, it […]

Päivi Räsänen

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? When I was young, I couldn’t even imagine myself as a politician. I was over 30 years old already, when I came along. I got interested in politics because of the social problems I faced working as a doctor. I also began […]

Janina Andersson

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? I have never decided to become a politician, and still after 9 years as a MP I have some difficulties to think of myself as one. I just always have felt a strong need to discuss and influence on things. When I […]

Satu Hassi

Could you explain to our readers when you decided to become a politician? There was never a clear decision “to become a politician”. In the first half of the 1980ies I was very angry for some local decisions in my home town Tampere, destyroying of an old factory which was an important part of the […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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