In Yaroslavl have chosen the new mayor

Vladimir Sleptsov

Deputies of the city Duma of Yaroslavl has chosen for mayor Vladimir Sleptsova (“United Russia”), previously acting head of the municipality. On Wednesday, March 1, reports “Interfax”.

For his candidacy voted 34 deputies out of 35 were present at the meeting.

Priorities in its work called blind the housing sector, repair of roads, and the development of mass sports.

His main rival, former Deputy mayor Dmitry Donskov (was the defendant in the case, which condemned the ex-mayor Yevgeny Urlashov — approx. “Of the”), received the support of only one MP of the Yaroslavl.

For the post of mayor fought four candidates: editor of the newspaper “Evening Yaroslavl” Alexander Simon, the former employee of administration of the Yaroslavl region Sergey Skorikov, the lawyer of Igor Klimov and entrepreneur Elena Lesakova.

1 February it became known that the city parliamentarians voted to hold a contest for the office of mayor. Previously, the mayor was elected in direct elections.

On 20 January the Yaroslavl regional court upheld the verdict of the previous mayor Yevgeny Urlashov, who was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison with a fine of 60 million rubles on charges of bribery. Simultaneously, the court approved the acquittal in respect Donskova, said the Agency.

Sleptsov was born and raised in Yaroslavl. In 2001 he graduated from the Academy MUBiNT, specialty “State and municipal management”. From 1996 to 2008 he worked in administration of Leninsky district of Yaroslavl. In 2008, he became the Deputy mayor of Yaroslavl. With the end of 2014 he held the position of head of administration of Khimki near Moscow. In September of 2016 became the first Deputy mayor of Yaroslavl.