Agata Wojda recently announced her candidacy for mayor of Kielce, a city in the Swietokrzyskie region of Poland. She emphasized her 20 years of experience in politics and over 13 years of service in local government as key factors that have prepared her to make this important decision. During a press conference at the Kielce bus station, she also highlighted the upcoming challenging days of the election campaign but expressed her belief in the city and its residents. Wojda emphasized the city’s attractiveness for workers due to well-paid and developing job opportunities, as well as its appeal to entrepreneurs through its openness, change in mindset, and proper application of regulations.
Wojda, who currently serves as the head of the Kielce structures of the Civic Platform, also mentioned the potential cooperation with the New Left in the upcoming local elections, indicating that the Left is their natural ally and that talks are currently underway. Additionally, she hinted at the likelihood of members of the Left finding a place on the Civic Coalition’s election lists. Lucjan Pietrzczyk, a member of the Polish parliament, expressed the need for strong leadership in the Swietokrzyskie region, asserting that Agata Wojda embodies this characteristic. Wojda previously served as a city councilor in Kielce from 2010 to 2011 and then as the vice mayor from April 2021 to July 2023.
The upcoming local elections are scheduled for April 7 and 21, 2024.