Erik Pelling

Mayor of Uppsala is Erik Pelling. He was born in 1976 in Visby, Gotland but has lived his whole life in Uppsala. He has five children and a wife.

From 1993 to 1996 he attended Social sciences program in Katedralskolan, Uppsala, after which he studied at the Theological University in Stockholm at the human rights program.

Between 2001 and 2007, Pelling studied at the Agronomist program (economic orientation) with a master's degree in the main subject economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU in Uppsala.

In 2006, Pelling became a Political advisor in the Department of agriculture of the Swedish government. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as a research assistant at the Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In 2010, Pelling he was appointed political advisor in Uppsala municipality.

For the first time, in 1998, Pelling was elected member of the Uppsala municipal council. From 2010 to 2014 he served as deputy mayor of Uppsala municipality and then between 2014 and 2018 again as deputy mayor responsible for housing, rural areas and integration. Since 2018, Pelling has been Mayor of Uppsala municipality.