Arns in 2019
|Senator for Paraná|
1 February 2019
1 February 2003 – 1 February 2011
|Vice Governor of Paraná|
1 January 2011 – 1 January 2015
|Preceded by||Orlando Pessuti|
|Succeeded by||Cida Borghetti|
|Secretary for Strategic Affairs of Paraná|
1 January 2015 – 8 June 2017
|Secretary of Education of Paraná|
1 January 2011 – 3 April 2014
|Federal Deputy for Paraná|
1 February 1991 – 31 January 2003
|Director of Special Education of Paraná|
9 November 1950|
Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Flávio José Arns (born 9 November 1950) is a federal senator of Brazil representing his home state of Paraná. He was previously vice-governor of Paraná from 2011 to 2015, and also served in the chamber of deputies from 1991 to 2003.
Personal life [ edit ]
Arns was born to Osvaldo Arns and Teresinha Mohr. Of German descent, he is grandson of Gabriel Arns and Helene Steiner. Brought up in a religious Catholic family, he is related to important Brazilian religious figuers Zilda Arns and Paulo Evaristo Arns, being the nephew of the former and grand-cousin of the latter. He is married Odenise Teresinha Arns, with whom he had two children: Caroline Arns and Osvaldo Arns Neto.
Arns graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in 1972, and the following years graduated with a degree in law from Federal University of Paraná. In 1980 he graduated with a PhD. in Linguistics with his thesis focusing on language and behavior from Northwestern University in the United States.
Political career [ edit ]
Arns served as director of education for individuals with special needs from 1983 to 1990. He then elected to and served in the Chamber of Deputies for three consecutive terms from 1991 to 2003. He then served as vice governor for Beto Richa in his home state of Paraná as well as holding various positions in the state government. In the 2018 Brazilian general election Arns was one of two members from Paraná, the other being Oriovisto Guimarães, to contest elections in the national senate, where he was elected. Following him taking seat in the senate he was elected vice chair of the Commission on Education, Culture and Sport.
A strong supporter of the rights of those with autism and other developmental disabilities, in September 2016 Arns was recognized by the senate of Paraná for his political activism.
Arns has faced some controversy for allegedly hiring Rosângela Wolff, the wife of judge Sérgio Moro, as a legal adviser in 2015. Judges are prohibited to communicate with active politicians in Brazil, and Wolff denied that she ever formally worked for Arns.
References [ edit ]
- "Senador Flávio Arns — PR" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "FLÁVIO ARNS – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Verbete Flavio José Arns" (in Portuguese). FGV - CPDOC. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- ARNS, Flávio José. Joint problem solving activity in adult-child dyadz: a cross-cultural study. Evanston, Illinois, USA: University Northwestern, 1981. Thesis (Doctorate)
- "Professor Oriovisto Guimarães e Flávio Arns eleitos pelo Paraná para o Senado" (in Portuguese). Senado Notícias. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Arns eleito para Comissão de Educação, Cultura e Esporte do Senado" (in Portuguese). Academia Paranaense de Letras. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Flávio Arns é eleito vice-presidente da Comissão de Educação, Cultura e Esporte". Das Assessorias (in Portuguese). Diário dos Campos. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Impeachment: saiba como votou cada partido" [Impeachment: Know how voted each party] (in Portuguese). EBC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "Votação pela proibição de exercer cargos públicos" [Voting for to bar on holding public office for eight years]. O Globo (in Portuguese). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "Flávio Arns recebe comenda no Senado Federal" [Flávio Arns receives commendation in the Federal Senate] (in Portuguese). Agência de Notícias do Paraná. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Esposa do juiz Sérgio Moro nega ter sido advogada de partidos políticos" (in Portuguese). Paraná Portal. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2019.