Doris Barnett

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Doris Barnett
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Personal details
Born (1953-05-22) May 22, 1953 (age 61)
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, West Germany
(now Germany)
Citizenship German
Nationality  Germany
Political party SPD
Children 1
Alma mater University of Mainz
Occupation Politician

Doris Barnett (born May 22, 1953 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein) is a German politician and member of the SPD.

Political career[edit]

Barnett has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 1994 federal elections, representing the Ludwigshafen/Frankenthal electoral district. In the 1994 and 1998 elections, her opponent of the CDU was incumbent Chancellor Helmut Kohl.[1] For her election campaign in 1998, she recruited Marc S. Ellenbogen as her advisor.[2][3]

Since the 2013 federal elections, Barnett has served as member of the SPD parliamentary group’s leadership under its chairman Thomas Oppermann. A member of the Budget Committee and its Sub-Committee on European Affairs, she serves as her parliamentary group's rapporteur on the budget of the Federal Foreign Office, including Germany’s humanitarian aid. In this capacity, she also belongs to the SPD working group on the national budget, led by Johannes Kahrs.

Barnett has been part of the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2006, where she serves on the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. In addition, she has been the chairwoman of the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 2009.

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ Christoph Schult (July 9, 1998), Schattenboxerin Die Zeit.
  2. ^ Christoph Schult (July 9, 1998), Schattenboxerin Die Zeit.
  3. ^ Jutta Witte (August 8, 1998), Wende in Oggersheim? Hamburger Abendblatt.

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