I’m a City Councillor in Helsinki, Special Adviser to the Minister of Education, and a student of Law and Industrial Engineering. I’m running for a seat in the Parliament of Finland in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

In local politics, my most influential position is a seat in the Executive Board of the City of Helsinki. In the regional level, I represent Helsinki in the Regional Council of Uusimaa and in the Board of Helen, an energy company owned by the City.

I’m a son of Western Helsinki. Until reaching my twenties, I lived in Malminkartano, from where I moved to first own apartment in Hernesaari. Currently I live in Kamppi.

I went to pre-school in Kannelmäki in the Finnish-Russian School and the first grades primary school Malminkartano lower secondary school. From third grade all the way through high school, I attended Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu. After high school, I’ve studied Law in the University of Helsinki and Industrial Engineering in Aalto University.

Between 2016-2017, I was the President of the Youth Union of National Coalition Party. The position granted me an active role in national politics, not least because of memberships in the Board of National Coalition Party and its parliamentary and ministerial groups. Since Autumn of 2017, I’ve worked as a Special Adviser to the Minister of Education and Culture.

In the Spring of 2017, I was elected to the City Council of Helsinki. With the support of 947 voters, I have the privilege to work hard to make Helsinki an even better city – and for that, I’m extremely grateful.

However, my enthusiasm to create change for the better isn’t limited to Helsinki. I want to be a part of making Finland and Europe into more sustainable, open, and liberal. To make this a reality, I’m running in the 2019 elections with an aim at a seat in the parliament. Join me and let’s make it happen!

Daniel Sazonov