Election number 42
Aleko Elisashvili is the only independent, non-partisan candidate for the Tbilisi mayoral elections.
The 39-year-old former journalist has been an independent member of Tbilisi City Council for three years before stepping down to run in this election.
From 2013-2014 he has been a member of the Georgian Pardon Commission. He left the commission to run as an independent majoritarian candidate in the 2014 Municipal Elections. He won the elections and became a member of the Tbilisi City Council.
Elisashvili founded Tiflis Hamkari, a union of Tbilisi caretakers, in 2005 and has been actively advocating for the right environmental and architectural development of the capital city for years.
He is married with two children.
Top campaign promises:
- Serving citizens without being influenced by any political or business interests
- Making Tbilisi four times greener than it is now
- Tougher construction regulations
- New vehicles for public transport
- Increasing financial assistance for financially vulnerable families
- No financially vulnerable family will stop receiving financial aid for 4 years after the election