Marcin Horała Prelegent
Marcin Horała

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy, Government Plenipotentiary for the Central Transport Port for Poland.

He graduated in law and political science from the University of Gdansk. After graduation, he worked for several years at the Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia. He served as an expert for the Republican Foundation on local government and maritime economy. He is the author of the book “Expedition to Polishness” and numerous articles (including “Wiadomości Gdyńskie”, “Nasz Dziennik” and “Rzeczy Wspólne”).

In 2006 he was elected to the City Council of Gdynia and served until 2015. During this time, he was remembered as the creator of numerous initiatives and concepts for Gdynia, including: increasing the competencies of neighborhood councils, the civic budget and revitalization of neglected neighborhoods.

In October 2015, he was elected to the Polish Parliament, receiving 10,546 votes. During his eighth term, he served, among other things, as chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on VAT extortion. He is the author of the Maritime Economy Committee’s desideratum paving the way for key infrastructure investments in Gdynia, as well as the report on the work of the VAT committee, which included information on irregularities in value-added tax between 2007 and 2015.

In the 2019 parliamentary elections, 86,079 voters voted for him. At the beginning of the 9th legislative term, in November 2019, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed him as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Government Plenipotentiary for the Central Transport Port. On April 15, 2022, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed him as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy.