Council of States elections 2023

Esther Friedli

1977 SVP IncumbentElected
Council of States elections 2023
Electoral district:
St Gallen
Politologin, Gastronomin

Why should one vote for me:

Down-to-earth and close to the people. True to this motto, as a member of the Council of States I represent the concerns of St.Gallen with a lot of heart and soul in the "Stöckli". I am approachable and open, my politics are predictable, factual and solution-oriented. I stand for a strong economic, educational and innovative center in St.Gallen. I pursue a value-based policy that puts people and their security at the center. In addition, the security of supply with sufficient domestic food and energy is important to me.

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