About me

I was born on 16 May 1972 in Kraków.

 

In 1984 I joined the 5th Kraków  Scouting Troop “Piorun” named after the Legionaries of 1914. After a few years’ time, I became its scoutmaster. I concluded  my adventure with scouting in 1990.

 

In 1987-1991, I attended a course in general education with extended curriculum in humanities in Jan III Sobieski High School in Kraków.

 

In 1991, I enrolled  at the Department of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. In February 1997, I defended my Master’s Thesis and started working as an academic teacher and scholar at the Chair of Administrative Proceedings, and as of 2001, the Chair of Administrative Law at the Jagiellonian University.

 

In January 2005, following the presentation of my dissertation “The Legal Interest in the Polish Administrative Law”, I earned  a PhD  in law.

 

In the spring of 2005, I set up my own law firm.

 

Following the parliamentary elections of 2005, I became a legislation expert for the Law and Justice Parliamentary Caucus.

 

On 1 August  2006, Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński appointed me Deputy Minister of Justice. I was recalled from the position on 15 November  2007, following my election as  member of the Tribunal of  State by the Sejm.

 

On 16 January  2008, President Lech Kaczyński appointed me Undersecretary of State in the Chancellery of the President. After Bronisław Komorowski was elected to the office of the President of Poland in July 2010, I tendered my resignation.

 

In 2010, I won a seat in the City Council of Kraków and additionally  assumed the position of the chairman of the Club of Law and Justice City Councillors.

 

Following the parliamentary elections of 9 October  2011, running from the Law and Justice list in the Kraków  constituency  I was elected deputy to the Sejm with 79 981 votes. In the Sejm, I served as  Deputy Chair of the Committee for Constitutional Liability.

 

On 27 November  2013, I assumed the position of  a press spokesman for Law and Justice. I continued in this capacity until 9 January  2014, when the Political Committee of Law and Justice appointed me  chief of campaign in  the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament.

 

On 25 May  2014 I obtained an MEP  mandate of  with 97 996 votes. 

 

In the first round of the elections to the office of the President of the Republic of Poland on 10 May  2015, I won  34, 76% of all valid votes. In the run-off on  24 May  2015, I was elected President of the Republic of Poland, having gained 51, 55% of the valid votes.

 

On 6 August 2015, having taken   the oath of office before the National Assembly, I assumed the office of the President of the Republic of Poland.

 

Andrzej Duda

President of the Republic of Poland