Kósa is one of four representatives who have served in the National Assembly since the system change in 1990, along with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, National Assembly Speaker László Kövér and National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Zsolt Németh (source in Hungarian).
Kósa was the mayor of Debrecen, the second-largest city in Hungary (population 208,000), from 1998 until 2014.
Grew up and completed high school in Debrecen. Studied planned economy at the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest from 1984-1989, though did not complete his degree.
Participated in the earliest activities of Fidesz, though was not among 37 signatories of the party’s founding declaration in March 1988.
Last updated: June 27, 2018.