Zvonko Jurišić

Zvonko Jurišić (born 15 October 1961) is a Bosnian Croat politician.

Zvonko Jurišić
Member of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 May 2011 – 9 December 2014
Constituency2nd Electoral Unit of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
4th Prime Minister of the West Herzegovina Canton
In office
2 September 2010 – 16 September 2010
Succeeded byZdenko Ćosić
In office
6 December 2006 – 27 August 2010
Preceded byViktor Lasić
Succeeded byZdenko Ćosić
1st President of the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
5 May 2004 – 12 December 2015
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byStanko Primorac
Personal details
Born (1961-10-15) 15 October 1961 (age 59)
Zagorje, Posušje, FPR Yugoslavia
Political partyIndependent (2016–present)
Other political
Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2004–2016)
Croatian Party of Rights (1990–2010) (1990–2004)
League of Communists of Yugoslavia (until 1990)
Spouse(s)Tonka Jurišić
ResidenceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo

Early lifeEdit

Jurišić was born in Zagorje near the town of Posušje in Herzegovina. He attended the first 7 classes of elementary school in Posušje, and finished the eighth class in Mostar because his parents moved to Bijelo Polje. He finished Second High School in Mostar in 1980, and graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sarajevo in 1987.

Medical careerEdit

He worked as a dentist in a hospital in Posušje from 1988 until 1992. In 1995 he became director of the Posušje hospital. He served as director until 1997. In 1999 he specialized in oral surgery in Mostar and Zagreb. From 1999 until 2006 he led the dentist service. He owns Dental Practice "Dr. Zvonko Jurišić".

Political careerEdit

In 1998 he joined the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2000 he entered the Presidency of the Party and in 2004 he was named the party's president.

On the 2000 election he was candidate for the Assembly of the West Hercegovina Canton but he didn't enter the Assembly. From 2002 until 2006 he served as a member of the Assembly. On the general election held in 2002 he won 443 votes. At the presidential elections held in 2006 he won 20,350 votes; which wasn't enough for him to become president. In that year he was named Prime Minister of the West Hercegovina Canton. On the general election held in 2010 he became a member of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 7,497 votes.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Tonka Jurišić and has four children, son Ivan and daughters Anđela, Antonija and Mia.