Kristiane Width


"The preservation of Espoo’s wonderful nature, increased resources for elementary schools and a municipality that welcomes everyone! "

I am 26 years young, who these days works as the Secretary General for the Student Union of Hanken School of Economics and currently lives in the magnificent Espoo. I would call myself a bit of an outlier when it comes to both background and upbringing. I am half Finnish and half Norwegian, but my native language is Swedish. I have lived in Oslo, Stockholm, Matinkylä and New York City, before moving to Corvallis Oregon on the West Coast, where I spent five years running track and field at Oregon State University.
I have my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Developmental Economics. After almost 10 years residing in the United States, my passion and interest has sparked to be able to influence the local community and local politics. I believe this is an excellent opportunity to stand for the values that unite us Finns together, and more specifically us Espoo inhabitants.

Name: Kristiane Width
Year of birth: 1994
Municipality: Espoo
Town: Niittykumpu
Title: Secretary General
Phone: 0451482377
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Important political topics

Young people's well-being

I work with young and enthusiastic students on a daily basis. The pandemic has highlighted that the growth of young people suffering from mental illness is unprecedented. We are the future generation. We are responsible to make sure that mental health is not undermined in our health care system and that everyone feels safe.

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A pioneer in climate and the environment

As a distance runner, I am a nature- lover. One of the best things with living in Espoo is for fortunate we are to be close to nature and enjoy the benefits that it brings us. However, this is a privilege and cannot be taken for granted, which is why we must continue to protect and preserve it.

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