Elżbieta Rafalska

Elżbieta Rafalska
Elżbieta Rafalska

Minister of family, labour and social policy


Born on June 22, 1955 in Wschowa.

Academic lecturer, politician, local government activist, Senator of the VI term and Deputy to the Sejm of the VI, VII and VIII term. 

Graduated with honors from the Academy of Physical Education in Poznań - Branch in Gorzow Wielkopolski, then she completed postgraduate studies at the University of Szczecin in revalidation pedagogy and the organization and management of social assistance and social work.

She was an academic lecturer at the Academy of Physical Education in Gorzów Wielkopolski, then the inspector in the Board of Education. In 1998 she was elected the director of the Provincial Social Welfare Unit. In 1999 - 2002 she was the director of the Department of Social Affairs of the Lubuskie Provincial Office. She was a lecturer at the State Higher School of Vocational Education in Gorzów Wielkopolski.

In 1994-2005 she was a councilor of the city council of Gorzów Wielkopolski.

She held the position of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government and Public Administration. In the Sejm, she  was a member of the Committee on Labour and Social Policy and Public Finance Committee, a member of the Labour Protection Council, former Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy.

She is a Vice-President of the Lubuskie District Board of Law and Justice. In 2013 she became a member of the Political Committee of Law and Justice.

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