Antti Kurvinen


May 28, 2022

Antti Ilmari Vilhelm Kurvinen (born 14 July 1986 in Ylihärmä) is a Finnish central politician. He was elected to Parliament from the Vaasa constituency in the 2015 parliamentary elections. Since 2009, Kurvinen has also been a member of Kauhava City Council. Kurvinen was appointed Minister of Science and Culture of the Government of Marini on May 27, 2021. He became Minister of Agriculture and Forestry on April 29, 2022, after Jari Lepä resigned.


Kurvinen graduated from Härmä High School in 2005 and obtained a master's degree in law from the University of Lapland in 2013. Prior to his election to Parliament, he worked as a lawyer in a law firm since 2013.

Political activity

Kurvinen was the chairman of Finland's Central Youth in 2009–2013. He was elected to the position in October 2009, when he defeated his opponent Jouni Pitkänen by 128–105 votes. In 2009, he was the chairman of the Center Students' Union. In the 2004 municipal elections, Kurvinen was ranked first. In 2006, Kurvinen rose from his reserve position to Ylihärmä Municipal Council. In the 2008 municipal elections, Kurvinen was elected to the Kauhava City Council for the first time. In the 2012 municipal elections, he was elected for the next term as the vote rake of his municipality. He is the first vice-chairman of the city council. Kurvinen is also a member of the Provincial Government of the Federation of Southern Ostrobothnia in the period 2013–2016. He was elected to Parliament in the 2015 elections with 5,838 votes. In the 2019 parliamentary elections, Kurvinen collected a total of 5,465 votes and was elected for the next term. On May 26, 2021, Kurvinen was elected to succeed Annika Saarikko as the Minister of Science and Culture in Marini's government at the joint meeting of the members of the Parliamentary Group, the Party Government and the European Parliament. Kurvinen worked on the legislative work of the EU Copyright Directive and hired Liedes as an expert.

Election Success

Parliamentary elections

2011: 3,588 votes (Vaasa constituency, not elected) 2015: 5,838 votes (Vaasa constituency, elected) 2019: 5,465 votes (Vaasa constituency, elected)

Municipal elections

2004: 40 votes (Ylihärmä, 2.3% of the votes; not elected) 2008: 153 votes (Bucket, 1.5% of the votes; elected) 2012: 272 votes (Terrible, 3.2% of the votes; elected) 2017: 217 votes (Scary, 2.6% of the votes; elected) 2021: 260 votes (Bucket, 3.2% of the votes; elected)


Kurvinen enrolled as a student at Härmä High School in 2005. She married Menja Pöyhönen in November 2019. In April 2022, they announced their resignation. In his own words, Kurvinen enjoys “culture and exercise”. He has said that he enjoys theater as an amateur actor, among other things.


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