Konstanty Dombrowicz

Konstanty Dombrowicz (born 4 September 1947) is a Polish journalist and politician who was the President of Bydgoszcz (from 2002 to 2010).

Konstanty Dombrowicz
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President (Mayor) of Bydgoszcz
In office
November 20, 2002 – 2010
DeputyLucyna Kojder-Szweda; Bolesław Grygorewicz; Rafał Bruski; Wojciech Nowacki
Preceded byRoman Jasiakiewicz
Succeeded byRafał Bruski(2010)
Personal details
Born (1947-09-04) 4 September 1947 (age 72)
Ludowice, Poland
Spouse(s)Maria Dombrowicz
ProfessionForensic sceinentist

Early life and educationEdit

Konstanty Dombrowicz was born September 4, 1947 in Ludowice, Poland. Ludowice is a village in Wąbrzeźno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.

In 1972 he graduated Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and have an M.A degree in Polish philology studies. In 1975 he graduated journalist course, which was organized by Polish Journalists Association (Stowarzyszenie Dziennikarzy Polskich). He was student of administration, e.g. in Federal Academy of Public Administration in Vienna (www), Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale in Paris (www) and European Institute in Łódź (www).

Journalist careerEdit

He worked as journalist for Polish Radio in Koszalin (1972) and in Bydgoszcz (1972-1983). Next he worked for TVP 3 Gdańsk (1984-1990) and collaborated with Bydgoszcz local newspapers.

He was an originator, co-author of regional television TVP 3 Bydgoszcz - he was a first Chief of TVP3 Bydgoszcz (1990-1993). Between 1994 and 1999 he worked in City Office as Chief of Bureau of Executive Committee and as Press Spokesperson. In 1999 he was a Chief of Press Bureau and co-originator of pastoral visits of Pope John Paul II in Bydgoszcz on June 7.

Between 1999 and 2002 he worded in Voivodeship Office in Bydgoszcz as Deputy of Chief - and next as a Chief - of Information, Promotion and European Integration Department. He was a Voivodeship Governor Press Spokesperson.

Political careerEdit

Presidential election of 2002Edit

In Polish local elections in 2002 he was candidate of Bydgoszcz Civic Agreement Committee (Bydgoskie Porozumienie Obywatelskie) for President (=Mayor) of Bydgoszcz. He was supported by Civic Platform.

On October 27, 2002 he received 15,560 votes (19.01%) and was a second in First Ballot; won being at the Office president Roman Jasiakiewicz (44.82%). On November 10 in Second Ballot Dombrowicz won with 44,263 votes (54.62%).

He took Office on November 20, 2002.

Presidential election of 2006Edit

In Polish local elections in 2006 he was Independent candidate for President of Bydgoszcz.

On November 12, 2006 he received 34,088 votes (30.69%) and won in First Ballot. On November 26 in Second Ballot Dombrowicz won with 51,112 votes (53.79%) with Roman Jasiakiewicz (46.21%).

His second term was started on December 6, 2006.

Personal lifeEdit

Konstanty Dombrowicz is married with Maria Dombrowicz. She is working in Geography Institute in Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. They have two children a daughter Maria, Jr (b. 1974), and a son Konstanty Adam (b. May 29, 1978). In 2009 European Parliament election Konstanty Adam was a candidate of Civic Platform from Kuyavian-Pomeranian constituency.

Electoral historyEdit

Bydgoszcz Presidential election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union Roman Jasiakiewicz 36,690 44.82
Independent Konstanty Dombrowicz 15,560 19.01
Law and Justice Kosma Złotowski 8,994 10.99
League of Polish Families Ewa Stępień 7,929 9.69
Independent Bogdan Dzakanowski 7,359 8.99
Self-Defense Zbigniew Pałka 3,501 4.28
Independent Ireneusz Bielski 1,370 1.67
Domestic Agreement of Pensioners Andrzej Skibicki 459 0.56
Turnout 83,323 28.23
Bydgoszcz Presidential election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Konstanty Dombrowicz 44,263 54.62
Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union Roman Jasiakiewicz 36,773 45.38
Turnout 81,709 27.64
Bydgoszcz Presidential election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Konstanty Dombrowicz 34,088 30.69 +11.68
Independent Roman Jasiakiewicz 29,768 26,80 -18.02
Civic Platform Teresa Piotrowska 20,617 18.56
Law and Justice Andrzej Walkowiak 12,242 11.02 +0,03
Independent Elżbieta Krzyżanowska 6,992 6.30
Independent Jan Rulewski 6,676 6.01
Self-Defense Roman Sidorkiewicz 686 0.62 -3.66
Turnout 112,270 38.24 +10.1
Bydgoszcz Presidential election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Konstanty Dombrowicz 51,112 53.79 -0.83
Independent Roman Jasiakiewicz 43,905 46.21 +0.83
Turnout 96,173 32.75 +5.11

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Preceded by
Roman Jasiakiewicz
President of Bydgoszcz
November 20, 2002 –2010
Succeeded by
Rafał Bruski
Preceded by
Bydgoszcz order of precedence
President of Bydgoszcz (2002-2010)
Succeeded by
Chairperson of Bydgoszcz City Council
Felicja Gwincińska (2002-06)
Dorota Jakuta (born 2006)