Éovart Grischun

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Éovart (Eðo) Grischun

Éovart (Eðo) Davíu Grischun (Edward "Eddie" David Grice, b. 27 October 1984), is a citizen of Talossa and of the province of Vuode after becoming a naturalized Talossan on 20 February 2009. He is the current Senator for Vuode, currently serving a second term following re-election in January 2017.

Grischun has been involved in many aspects of Talossan life including party politics, provincial politics and national government as well as being a contributor to Talossan culture in general. He is a former leader of the Progressive Party, multiple term Member of the Cosa, a two term Senator and has held numerous offices in various capacities.

He is also a recipient of the Prime Minister's Patriotic Award.

Political Career

Grischun's initial entry to Talossan politics saw him joining the RUMP party during the 39th Cosa and being appointed to serve as Minister of Culture by Seneschal Ieremiac'h Ventrutx.

He then left the RUMP to join The Fair Governance Party (FGP) for the general election to the 40th Cosa, however, towards the end of the election, the FGP collapsed with all members going their separate ways. Grischun went on to join the Progressive Party.

After joining the Progressive Party, he was seated in the Cosa for the first time with two seats. He was later elected party leader in October 2010. However, the party soon fragmented due to internal differences between members. The core membership had changed from it's original line up and Grischun struggled to maintain a balance of ideals that appealed to the widening gap in party membership. In the January 2011 election the Progressives suffered losses with seat numbers going down from 89 to 57. Grischun resigned from the party and did not serve as an MC during the 42nd Cosa.

He returned to the Cosa chamber for the 43rd Cosa in November 2011, leading the Common Sense Party (CSP). By mid-Cosa (March 2012) the Progressive Party was about to collapse having lost most of it's members. He successfully negotiated a merger between his CSP and the PP to form the Common Sense Progressive Party (CSPP). He then wrote to his old friend, Owen Edwards, asking him to return to the Kingdom (Edward's had renounced his citizenship back in 2009) to help rebuild the Progressive movement. Grischun and Edwards managed to bring the Progressive Party back to health and successfully re-cemented the ideals of progressive politics.

Grischun took a step back from politics (and Talossa in general) for the duration of 2013 when events in his personal life demanded his complete attention. He returned to activity in 2014 by launching a successful bid for the Vuodean Senate seat.

In February 2015, he announced his resignation from the Progressive Party to return to the RUMP Party, where his political career began six years earlier. In a public statement, he said a "slow evolution of realisation has been going on in my mind for some time now" and stated that key differences between his views and the direction of the government were reasons for his decision. He concluded that the RUMP was more in line with his political and ideological leanings than other parties.

In April 2016, he was appointed by Seneschal Cresti_Siervicül to serve as Minister of Culture for the third time. Later that year, in the December 2016 election for the 50th Cosa, he was re-elected as Senator for Vuode. Despite his name not appearing on the ballot paper, he was returned to serve as Senator for a second term receiving an overwhelming share of the local vote.

Provincial Politics (Vuode)

O Class Premiership

Grischun served as the O-Class Premier of Vuode from January 2010 (when the post was created) until April 2012 (when the post was abolished).

Constitutional Convention of 2012

In February 2012, Grischun made calls for Vuode to abandon the provincial constitution on the basis that it was failing the province. Along with fellow Vuodean citizens Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir and Viteu Marcianüs, he formed a Constitutional Convention and went on to spend the remainder of 2012 working on a new constitution which was adopted in April 2013. The current constitution of Vuode was primarily authored by Grischun and, as such, was sometimes referred to as 'The Grischun Constitution'.

Vuode Premiership

Grischun was elected to serve as Premier of Vuode in June 2013 and then again in February 2014. His latest term expired in September 2014. Due to restrictions written into the provincial constitution, he was not eligible to seek a third consecutive term.

Parish and Township naming project

Grischun is responsible for the naming of Vuode's Parishes and Townships. He spent many months researching the province's history before authoring a Byelaw, (The Parishes and Townships Decree), which named the Province's six Parishes and sixty-nine Townships.

Serving in the Chancery

Deputy Secretary of State

Grischun served as Deputy Secretary of State From April 2012 to December 2012 during the tenure of Secretary of State Iusti Canun. During this time he ran several Clark sessions on behalf of the Chancery as well as having responsibility over some immigration cases. He administered the first half of the July 2012 general election and also helped to certify the results at the conclusion of the election.

Extra-Talossan life

Grischun was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in October of 1984. He has one Dandelion, Avvi Grischun-Camerá and a rescued border collie named Lucy. He has a wide range of interests and pastimes. He is an avid cyclist and runner and is an outdoors enthusiast with hobbies such as hill walking, hiking, mountaineering and camping. He enjoys reading, watching documentaries and getting creative by drawing, painting or making music.

Offices Held

National Offices

Preceded by
Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir
Senator for Vuode
47th Cosa (Clark 1) - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Member of Cosa 40th  41st  43rd  44th  45th  
Preceded by
T.M. Asmourescu
Deputy Secretary of State
30 Apr 2012/XXXIII - 12 Dec 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
M.T. Patritz da Biondeu
Preceded by
Miestrâ Schivâ
Minister of Culture
4 April 2016/XXXVII - 1 February 2017/XXXVIII
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
(Vacant)
Minister of Culture
29 July 2009/XXX - 1 May 2010/XXXI
Succeeded by
Cjara Brainerd
Preceded by
Níc Casálmac'h
Minister of Culture
11 March 2009/XXX - 7 May 2009/XXX
Succeeded by
(Vacant)

Provincial Offices

Preceded by
Post Created
Premier of Vuode
5 June 2013/XXXIV - 1 Sep 2014/XXXV
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Post Created
O-Class Premier of Vuode
26 January 2010/XXXI - 15 April 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
Post Abolished

Party Politics

Member of
Political Parties
Progressive;  FGP;  TLC;  RUMP;  
Preceded by
Flip Molinar
Party Leader of CSPP
15 March 2012/XXXIII - 8 July 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
Owen Edwards
Preceded by
Post created
Party Leader of CSP
23 April2011/XXXII - 15 March 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
Continued in post at CSPP
Preceded by
Breneir Tzaracomprada
Party Leader of PPT
15 October 2010/XXXI - 18 January 2011/XXXII
Succeeded by
Flip Molinar

Cultural Roles

Preceded by
Post created
Editor, Journalist at Stil da Vida
2009 - 2012
Succeeded by
Defunct
Preceded by
Post created
Chair of Talossan Press Association
2009 - 2013
Succeeded by
Munditenens Tresplet
Preceded by
Post created
Chair of Talossan Animal Protection and Zoological Society
2009 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent