Jean-Pierre Brard : biography
Jean-Pierre Brard, (born February 7, 1948 in Flers, Orne), is a French politician.
Political offices held
1971–1984 City Council and Deputy Mayor of Montreuil
1984–1989 Mayor of Montreuil
1989–1995 Mayor of Montreuil
1995–2001 Mayor of Montreuil
2001–2008 Mayor of Montreuil
2008–2014 Municipal Councilor of Montreuil (opposition)
Member of Parliament
1988–1993 member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
1993–1997 re-elected member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
1997–2002 re-elected member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
2002-2003 re-elected member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
(election annulled by constitutional council)
2003–2007 re-elected member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
2007–2012 re-elected member of the seventh district of Seine-Saint-Denis
Initially a teacher, he entered politics and was elected was deputy mayor of Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis a post he held until 1984, when he was elected mayor of the same city. He remained mayor until March 2008. He has also been a deputy to the French National Assembly since 1988. He is a member of the Convention for a Progressive Alternative (CAP). A former member of the French Communist Party (until 1996), he is affiliated to the parliamentary group of the Democratic and Republican Left.
He is a member of the Parliamentary Office for evaluation of scientific and technological options. He also participates in various task forces and commissions on sects, the economy and finance. His commitment to the fight against sects causes him to be particularly controversial - he has been sued by religious and sectarian movements. Brard has also been in the spotlight for his virulent opposition to the HADOPI law.
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