Hermann Winkler

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Herrmann Winkler
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Winkler in February 2014
Member of the European Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Member of the Landtag of Saxony
In office
1990–2009
Personal details
Born (1963-04-22) 22 April 1963 (age 51)
Grimma, Germany
Nationality Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union
Alma mater Technical University of Magdeburg
Profession Mechanical Engineering
Religion Lutheran
Website http://www.hermann-winkler.eu/

Hermann Winkler (born 22 April 1963 in Grimma) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament.[1] He was elected on the CDU ticket and sits with the European People's Party group. From 2004 to 2007 he was Cabinet Minister and Head of the State Chancellery of Saxony.

Education and private life[edit]

After his Abitur, Hermann Winkler entered the Technical University of Magdeburg to study mechanical engineering and graduated as Dipl.-Ing.. From 1988 to 1990 he worked as Engineer in the VEB Chemieanlagenbau Leipzig-Grimma.[2]

He was President of the Saxony Regional Sport Association (1998–2004).[3]

He is married and has two daughters.[4]

Political career[edit]

In 1988, Hermann Winkler joined the Christian Democratic Union (East Germany).[2]

He was chair of the Grimma Christian Democratic Union Municipal Association from 1990 to 1999, member of the CDU District Council of the Muldentalkreis from 1990 to 2007 (2005 to 2007 as chair) and is District Chair of the Leipzig CDU since 2007.[5]

In addition he was regional chair of the Youth Section of the CDU in Saxony (1992–1995) and Secretary-General of the Saxony CDU from 1998 to 2004.

In the years 1990–91 he was Deputy Mayor of Grimma. From 1990 to 2009, Winkler was Member of the Landtag of Saxony, the German state of Saxony's parliament.[6][7][8][9] and from 2004 to 2007 Cabinet Minister for European and State Affairs and Head of the State Chancellery of Saxony.

At the European Election 2009, Winkler was elected as top candidate of the CDU of Saxony. He is a member of the Committee on Regional Development and Substitute on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In addition, he is member of the delegations to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hermann Winkler at the European Parliament". European Parliament (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Der Kandidat der sächsischen CDU - Hermann Winkler". MDR (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "20 Jahre Landessportbund Sachsen im Landtag gefeiert". Landessportbund Sachsen (in German). 25 September 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Personal CV" (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Leipziger CDU-Kreisvorsitzender Hermann Winkler auf dem Sprung ins Europaparlament" (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 1990 Parliament of Saxony Elections". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 1994 Parliament of Saxony Elections". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 1999 Parliament of Saxony Elections". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 2004 Parliament of Saxony Elections". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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