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Dr. Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary

Born in Lünen/Westphalia in 1963

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital status: married with two sons


Education and professional career

  • 1982: Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) at the Nepomucenum Rietberg grammar school
  • 1982 - 1987: Studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover (TiHo), scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
  • 1987 - 1990: Combined doctoral and postgraduate studies at the TiHo, scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • 1990: Conferral of PhD
  • 1989 - 1997: Research assistant at the TiHo Institute for Anatomy
  • 1993: Specialised veterinarian for anatomy
  • 1993 - 1997: Parental leave and part-time teaching assignment at the Dr. Blindow schools, Stadthagen
  • 1997 - 2002: Assistant to the Principal of the TiHo
  • 2002: Head of the TiHo Press Office

Posts and mandates

  • Since 10/2002 Member of the German Bundestag
  • 15th legislative term: Full member of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Deputy Member of the Committee on Education and Research, Member of the Council of Elders, Deputy Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development
  • 16th legislative term: Full member of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Deputy Member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Member of the Council of Elders, Member of the Rapporteur Group on International Exchange Programmes of the German Bundestag
  • 17th legislative term: Full member of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Deputy Member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Member of the Council of Elders, Member of the Rapporteur Group on International Exchange Programmes of the German Bundestag, Member of the Executive Committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Commissioner for Churches and Religious Communities of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Chairwoman of the 1st Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry (Gorleben) of the German Bundestag of the 17th legislative term
  • 18th legislative term: since December 2013 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Party posts

  • 1980 - 1998: Member of the Young Christian Democrats, helped create and participated in the Higher Education Policy Association EULE
  • Since 1991: Member of the CDU
  • Since 2004: Member of the CDU Federal Committee on Climate, Nature and Environmental Policies
  • Since 2006: Deputy State Chairwoman of the CDU in Lower Saxony
  • Since 2011: Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU Federal Committee on Climate, Environmental and Energy Policies
  • Since 11/2007: Chairwoman of the CDU Regional Association in Hanover

Other responsibilities

  • Since 2011: Member of the Central Committee of German Catholics
  • Since October 2011: President of the German Catholic Women's Association (KDFB)

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