|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
Assumed office |
23 March 2018
30 May 2001 – 14 March 2013
19 September 1963|
The People of Freedom
Brothers of Italy
Guido Crosetto comes from a family of entrepreneurs from Cuneo, in Piedmont. Due to his father's death, Crosetto could not finish studies in economy at the University of Turin, which he had been attending.
In 1990 he was elected mayor of Marene, the small village near Cuneo where Crosetto lives; he held the office until 2004.
After the 2001 general election he became a deputy of Forza Italia, the political movement founded by media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi. He was re-elected five years later and in 2008 he joined The People of Freedom, the new Berlusconi's party and he was elected again ah the Chamber of Deputies.
During Berlusconi IV Cabinet Crosetto became Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ignazio La Russa. After Berlusconi's resignation in November 2011, Crosetto criticized the formation of the new cabinet led by the famous economist Mario Monti.