|Filiz Polat (2013)|
July 11, 1978 |
|Political party||Alliance '90/The Greens|
|Alma mater||Goethe University Frankfurt|
She was schooled in Bramsche, where she attended also the high school. She finished her secondary education in Münster with Abitur, and studied Economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt graduating with a thesis on "Employment Effects of Technological Change: A Micro-econometric Approach" in 2002. That year, she administered also an intermediate exam in Political Science.
In 1996, Polat co-founded the Green Youth in her hometown Brasche, and joined the party Alliance '90/The Greens. She was activ as member in the city council of Bramsche between 1996 and 2001. From 2005 to 2007, she served as the deputy chairperson of the regional organization in Lower Saxony.
She ran for the 2003 regional election with the Green Party, however she missed the entry in the Landtag of Lower Saxony about one place on the electoral list. As Rebecca Harms, the chairperson of the parliamentary group of the Green Party, moved into the European Parliament, Polat took her seat as replacement on September 15, 2004. She was re-elected in the 2008 election in Lower Saxony. Polat acts as the deputy chairperson of her party in the regionl parliament since February 2013. From 2006 on, Polat is also in the city council of Bramsche again.
Filiz Polat is the spokesperson of her party's parliamentary group for policies of migration, Europe and cultural heritage management. Furthermore, she serves in the commissions of petition and Europe.