Thomas Ram

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Thomas Ram (born January 21, 1972 in Vienna ) is an independent Austrian politician (formerly BZÖ , previously FPÖ ). He was a member of the Federal Council from 1998 to 2002 and a member of the Lower Austrian state parliament from 2002 to 2008, and in 2010 he became mayor of Fischamend .


After primary school, Ram graduated from the grammar school in Schwechat from 1982 to 1990 and after graduating from high school, studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics from 1990 to 2002 . During his studies, he did military service from 1996 to 1997, worked as a postman and airport worker. In 2002 he completed his studies with the academic degree Mag. Rer. soc. oec. from. In 2006 he started his own business with an advertising agency.


Ram became a member of the Fischamend parish council in 1995 and took over the role of city council in 1996. Between 1994 and 1998 he was also regional chairman of the Ring of Freedom Youth and from 1997 to 1998 he acted as its federal deputy chairman. He then represented the FPÖ Lower Austria from April 16, 1998 to November 29, 2002 in the Federal Council and in 1999 also became regional party secretary of the FPÖ Lower Austria. He then moved to the Lower Austrian state parliament on December 12, 2002 and, after the defeat in the state elections in Lower Austria in 2003, took over the role of FPÖ parliamentary group chairman from 2003 to 2005. In addition, from 2003 Ram was regional party deputy of the FPÖ Lower Austria. After the BZÖ split off, Ram initially remained a member of the FPÖ, but in 2006 he left the FPÖ after quarrels with his liberal parliamentary colleague Gottfried Waldhäusl .

He ran for the BZÖ in the 2006 National Council elections as the top candidate in Lower Austria and finally left the state parliament on April 10, 2008. In the 2010 local council election in Fischamend, Ram achieved 46% of the votes and an absolute majority with the list “Fischamend First - List Thomas Ram”. Ram was subsequently elected Mayor of Fischamend on April 22, 2010 . In the 2015 municipal council elections , he achieved 69% of the votes with the independent voting platform Together for Fischamend and a unique result in Fischamend with 1150 preferential votes. He was able to repeat this success again in the 2020 municipal council elections and achieve a result of 75% with his independent list, as well as increasing his personal preferred votes to 1,294.

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