Marian Jurečka

Marian Jurečka

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Minister of the Environment

Marian Jurečka was born in Přerov, where he graduated from the Secondary School of Agriculture. He continued in this field during his university studies at Mendel University in Brno, where he graduated with a degree in Plant Pathology (specialising in plant protection).

During his university studies he began to do business at the family farm in Rokytnice. He later became the head of the agricultural chemical distribution centre of Lukrom spol. s r.o., where he worked for five years. In 2007 he was appointed Adviser to the Minister and Chairman of the Government Legislative Council for Agriculture and the Environment, Adviser to the Minister for Regional Development, and became a member of the Tourism Development Committee. He has been a member of the Charita Olomouc Council since 2017.

In 1999 he joined KDU-ČSL. In December 2011 he was elected First Deputy Leader of KDU‑ČSL. In October 2012 he was first elected a representative of the Olomouc Region. He successfully defended his mandate as member of the regional assembly in the regional elections in 2016 and then again in 2020. In 2013 he ran for the post of KDU-ČSL leader in the Olomouc Region in the Chamber of Deputies and was elected. He briefly served as Chairman of the KDU-ČSL Parliamentary Club. In January 2014 he was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Bohuslav Sobotka’s government. In January 2020 he became the leader of KDU-ČSL. In the 2021 elections to the Chamber of Deputies he defended his parliamentary mandate as the leader of the SPOLU candidacy in the Olomouc Region.

Marian Jurečka is married and has five sons. He plays the tuba and the pan flute, holds benefit concerts and is a lifelong scout.

Personal Details

Ing. Marian Jurečka, born 15 March 1981

Education

1999–2005    Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy
1995–1999    Secondary School of Agriculture in Přerov

Career and Public Service

since 2002: Family farm in Rokytnice
2005–2010: Lukrom spol. s r.o., Head of the agricultural chemical distribution centre
2007–2009: Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Adviser to the Minister and Chairman of the Government Legislative Council for Agriculture and the Environment, Adviser to the Minister for Regional Development and member of the Tourism Development Committee
2005–2009: Member of the Commission for Rural Development and Agriculture in the Charita Olomouc Council
2010–2013    Head of Agricultural Chemistry at Agro 2000 s. r. o.
2014–2017    Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
since 2012     Member of the Regional Assembly of the Olomouc Region
since 2013     Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
2017–2021    Member of the Agriculture Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Vice-Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
since 2017     Member of the Charita Olomouc Council

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