Joseph Zerafa de Aultavilla

Joseph Zerafa de Aultavilla

CStP
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Leader of the People's Party
Assumed office
20 December 2018
ChairmanThe Lord Fournier
Preceded byPelae Arvad
Mayor of Sydalon
Assumed office
12 September 2018
Preceded byDesiderius Aglukark
Member of Sydalon City Council
for Alisibo
In office
9 August 2015 – 12 September 2018
Preceded byLażżru Calleja
Succeeded byMichael Meilak
Personal details
Born
Joseph Konstantinu Jordanes Zerafa

(1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 31)
Malaka, Philippopolis, Sydalon
Political partyPeople's Party
Spouse(s)
Angélica Habbar (m. 2011)
Children2
Alma materConcordia College, Utica
University of Haenna (DMD)
ProfessionDentist

Joseph Zerafa de Aultavilla, CStP (Joseph Konstantinu Jordanes Zerafa de Aultavilla; 5 May 1988) is a Sydalene politician and dentist serving as Mayor of Sydalon, and Leader of the People's Party From 2015 until 2018 he served as Sydalon City Councillor representing the district of Alisibo. He is the youngest child of Hugh Zerafa, 1st Baron Rabat, and is heir apparent to the Rabat barony. He is the first person to be elected Mayor of Sydalon.

Early life

Zerafa was born on 5 May 1988, to Hugh Zerafa, 1st Baron Rabat and his wife Liena Ghio; he has one older sister, Konstance. Zerafa de Aultavilla was baptized at the private chapel in Palis Royal, in Ostracine, his godfather was then Jordan, Prince of Petra (his father's uncle) and Melisende Guiscardi (Jordan's wife). He was raised in Malaka, Philippopolis until 1998, when his father was ennobled as Baron Rabat. In 2004, he assumed the surname Zerafa de Aultavilla.

Education

He attended public school in Malaka, and later attended Lyceu ta'Aradia, in Ostracine, where he completed his secondary schooling and earned his baccalauréat. At the age of 16, he enrolled at Concordia College, Utica where he studied pre-medicine. Zerafa de Aultavilla graduated from Concordia in 2007, then enrolling at the College of Medicine at the University of Haenna, where he graduated with a degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2011.

Professional career

Political career

Sydalon city councillor

Zerafa de Aultavilla was elected to Sydalon City Council representing the district of Alisibo in 2015, becoming the youngest member to serve on the council. During the 2018 revolution, Zerafa de Aultavilla remained in Sydalon despite warnings from royalists to leave the city for royal safe zones.

Mayoral election

Zerafa de Aultavilla announced his intent to run for Mayor of Sydalon on 1 July 2018 in the first open elections for the office. His candidacy came five days before the registration deadline after People's Party candidate, Valent Deguara, dropped out of the election. In an interview, he stated that his initial hesitation was due to a reluctance to suspend his dental practice.

On 7 August 2018, Zerafa de Aultavilla was elected mayor, earning 45% of the popular vote. On 12 September 2018, he took office as the first elected Mayor of Sydalon.

People's Party leadership

Family

Zerafa de Aultavilla married Angélica Habbar in 2011. The two met during a mixer while attending Concordia College, Utica. They have two children: Bernard (b. 2014); and Elissa (b. 2016); and Valent (b. 2018).

Styles, titles and honors

  • 5 May 1988 – present: Lord Joseph Zerafa de Aultavilla

Honors

  •  Sydalon: *Knight of the Order of St. Philip Lourdes.png

Ancestry

See also