Mayor of Çanakkale Ülgür Gökhan, was born in 1950 in Çanakkale and comes from a social democrat family. He started his education in Çanakkale and later attended Galatasaray High School in Istanbul, where he developed progressive democratic values. His university education which started in 1975 at Ankara University Department of Civil Service (Mülkiye) further influenced his political life and administrative approach. He met his wife during his university years, and they have a son and a daughter. Mayor Ülgür Gökhan began his political career in 1989 as a member of the City Council and later became the Founding Chairman of the CHP in Çanakkale. He was elected as Mayor of Çanakkale in 2002 and has been reelected in subsequent local elections. He has focused on improving urban infrastructure, environmental investments, and creating more comfortable living spaces. Mayor Ülgür Gökhan is actively involved in various organization. He is the Council Member of Association of Historic Towns. Throughout his office, he has been honored with various awards from various institutions, both sports & works in the field of culture, including the mayor of the year award. He is committed to governing Çanakkale as a city of peace, inclusivity, and protection of its values, with the participation of citizens from diverse backgrounds.