Nuška Gajšek

Nuška Gajšek was born in Ptuj where she attended Ljudski Primary School. She later graduated from Ptuj High school and went on to study political science at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. After completing her studies she worked at the European Parliament in Brussels but in 2008 returned to Slovenia, working at the National Assembly as an expert for the SD group. Despite working in Ljubljana, she still lived in her hometown of Ptuj.

In 2014 she was elected as a member of Ptuj’s City Council and led the SD group. She was one of the most active members of the Council, submitting over 170 proposals, initiatives and questions. In 2018 she ran for mayor of Ptuj and was elected in the 2nd round of voting, becoming Ptuj's first female mayor.