Thomas Hefti (FDP.The Liberals) is the president of the Council of States 2021/22.

SRP Thomas Hefti


Personalien

Date and place of birthOctober 30th 1959
Civil statusMarried
DomicileSchwanden
Military rankCaptain (retired)
E-Mail thomas.hefti@parl.ch
Political Party
FDP.The Liberals


Education and professional career

  • Employee at a law office in Newark, New Jersey (USA)
  • Lawyer and notary in Glarus since 1994
  • President of the Glarus Bar Association from 2005 to 2010

Political career

​Year
​FONCTION
​1998Elected to Schwanden Communal Council, vice president until 2006, last president of the political commune of Schwanden from 2006 to 2010
2011-2014First president of the newly formed commune of Glarus Süd
2008-2020

Member of the Cantonal Parliament of Glarus

2014Elected to the Council of States to succeed Pankraz Freitag, who died in office
    Member of the following committees:
    - Legal Affairs Committee
    - Finance Committee and Finance Delegation (vice president)
    - Political Institutions Committee
    - Member of the Office of the Council of States
2021Elected president of the Council of States


Policy priorities

  • Switzerland's security
  • Sound federal finances
  • Institutional matters