The Hon. Mirko Tomassoni
Former Member of the Parliament of San Marino; Former Captain Regent of San Marino
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Born in San Marino on the 24th of April, 1969, Mr. Tomassoni entered the Civil Police in 1992. In 1999, a car accident changed his life forever, restricting him to a wheelchair and altering his perspectives on the issues of disability.
Elected to the Local Town Council ("Giunta di Castello di Montegiardino") for three terms, in June 2006 he successfully ran for a seat on the Grand and General Council—the unicameral Parliament of the State—as a member of the Party of the Socialists and Democrats. As Mirko Tomassoni became Captain Regent, he was the first-ever disabled Head of State of San Marino. As provided by the laws of San Marino, after being Head of State he returned to civilian life.