|4th Voivode of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship|
|Preceded by||Marzenna Drab (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Rafał Bruski|
|Vice-Voivode of Greater Poland Voivodeship|
|Born||5 July 1963|
|Political party|| Centre Agreement |
Law and Justice
Zbigniew Hoffmann (born 5 July 1963 in Poznań)is a former Polish politician who was a Voivode of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (2006–2009) and a Vice-Voivode of Greater Poland Voivodeship (2006).
Between 1992 and 2000 he working in Greater Poland Voivodeship Office, and since 1997 as an assistant of Voivode.Between 2000 and 2006 he working for President (Mayor) of Poznań City. In 2006 he was a Vice-Voivode of Greater Poland Voivodeship.
On 7 November 2006 he was nominated as Voivode of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (Polish : wojewoda kujawsko-pomorski). He was a Voivode until 29 November 2007.
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