Martti

About me briefly

"Hello! My name is Martti. I'm a 19 year old adolescent from Rahola, Tampere. To briefly tell you about myself, I graduated from Tammerkoski Upper Secondary school last spring in 2020 and finished my military service last winter in the Satakunta Air Command in Pirkkala. Before starting university, I've set my sights on having a try at local city politics as a candidate running for office into the city council.

A lot of my free time is spent around politics and being an active member in different organizations. I consider politics a hobby of sorts, which I love dearly. I'm very interested in societal issues and I see taking part in party politics as a productive way to utilize this profound interest.

I've lived in Tampere since my birth, so I'm pretty familiar with all things regarding our city. For the largest part of my life, I've lived in Rahola moving here at around the age of 6 from Onkiniemi. Tampere is as a city like none other and absolutely irreplaceable to me. I want to be a part of the project to better our city. In my opinion, that is more than enough of a reason to want to actively take part in the decision making of our beloved city and run for office.

I entered into politics in the summer of 2018 as I joined the National Coalition Party's youth. The reason I went on to make this decision was due to my interest towards societal issues growing to an extent where I wanted to take active part in politics, all thanks to some profoundly interesting lessons on civics in upper secondary school. I came to realize that everyone has the capability to affect change. The choice of joining the National Coalition Party was clear to me from the start. The National Coalition Party is a party of forward-looking, solution-oriented and competent decision makers with an ideology to match that. The National Coalition Party is also strongly pro internationality while staying patriotic.

I think it is necessary that the youth get a stronger voice in decision making than as is. Right now the local youth council has taken the biggest role on representing us, but I find that quite problematic as the youth council does not have any meaningful influence on the city council's desicion making compared to actual city council members. As of right now, the average age of our city council members is over 50. I find this as very problematic.

Our city had around 34 000 15- to 24-year-olds living here in 2020. In the 2017 municipal elections, only 4 out of the 67 city council members were under 24 years of age at the time of being elected. In my opinion, political decision making concerns all of us. And hence I think we should strive to have variety in the people representing us in the city council so that we can have the voice of most people be heard when making decisions.

As a candidate running for office, I'm bringing forth a fresh take on right wing and classical liberal politics and I will strive to be an alternative for leftist city politics. In my opinion, even a young candidate can have a lot to give as a decision maker.

If you're interested to read more about my thoughts, go check out my election compass, and read through my election themes page. Most of my activity on social media and opinion letters i've written are in Finnish exclusively, and therefore I can't recommend reading through them. If you are non-Finnish citizen I still strongly recommend checking out https://vaalit.fi/en/right-to-vote-and-compilation-of-the-voting-register to see if you are eligible to vote in local municipal elections regardless of citizenship.

See you around!"

Olin jo itsekin lähtemässä ehdolle, kunnes tajusin, ettei minun tarvitse. Totesin, että Martti ajaa juuri niitä asioita, jotka ovat minulle tärkeitä – nuorten asioita ja järkevää kunnallistaloutta. Tiedän myös, että Martti on juuri oikea henkilö näitä asioita ajamaan. Hän on luotettava, tarmokas ja yhteistyökykyinen.

Juho Mäenpää

Kampanjapäällikkö

Martti on älykäs, ahkera ja aikaansaava vaikuttaja. Martin laaja yleissivistys, monipuolinen osaaminen ja vakuuttavat poliittiset kyvyt osoittavat, että hän kykenee kantamaan vastuuta ja menestymään vaativissa tehtävissä. Hän on erinomainen valinta kaupunginvaltuustoon!

Petri Rajala

Kaupunginvaltuutettu ja kanssaehdokas Tampereella

Martti on korkealla moraalilla varustettu aatteen mies, jota äänestäisin, jos asuisin Tampereella.

Mikael Hedman

Kokoomusnuorten liittohallituksen jäsen

Martti on asiakysymyksiin ja sisältöön paneutuva nuorpoliitikko, joka pitää arvoistaan kiinni. Valtuusto tarvitsee hänen kaltaisiaan nuoria poliitikkoja, joilla on halu ratkaista kotikuntansa haasteita faktapohjaisesti ja asiantuntijoita kuulien. Lisäksi Martilla on lupaava tulevaisuuden visio Tampereen tulevaisuudesta. Täten äänestäisin Marttia, jos asuisin Tampereella.

Juhani Savonen

Kauppatieteiden Kandidaatti, Maisteriopiskelija