|Name Laura Puppato||Role Italian Politician|
ELEZIONI EUROPEE - LAURA PUPPATO
Laura Puppato (Crocetta del Montello, 17 February 1957) is an Italian politician from Veneto.
Puppato became engaged in politics in the 1990s within local environmentalist groups and was elected mayor of Montebelluna in 2002. She proved a very popular centre-left mayor in a Lega Nord's stronghold and was re-elected in 2007. In the 2010 regional election she was elected to the Regional Council of Veneto and was appointed floor leader of her party.
Puppato was a candidate in the 2012 centre-left primary election and came fourth (out of five competitors) with 2.6%. In the 2013 general election she was elected to the Senate as Venetian head of the list.
She considers herself a cattolica adulta ("adult Catholic").