Marek Jurek was born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, and studied history. In the 1980s he was an activist in the anti-Communist movement in Poland. After the fall of Communism in 1989, he was one of the founders of the now defunct political party Christian National Union. In 2007 he founded the Right of the Republic party, and has been its leader until 2018. He is now first position on the list in Poznan area.
Marek Jurek is married, has 3 children and fully supports the traditional family model. He abides by the teachings of the Catholic Church as he opposes abortion, euthanasia, same sex unions and in vitro fertilization.
In May 2014 he was elected for the first time as member of the European Parliament where he is member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament. Additionally he is substitute in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Delegation for relations with Belarus and the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.