|Mayor of Düsseldorf|
12 September 1999 – 20 May 2008 (his death)
|Preceded by||Marie-Luise Smeets|
|Succeeded by||Dirk Elbers|
2 September 1949|
|Died||May 20, 2008 (aged 58)
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||Ruhr University Bochum|
Erwin was elected Mayor of Düsseldorf in 1999. He was credited with helping the city of Düsseldorf get rid of its pressing debts by selling off certain assets, such as its stake in the RWE AG utility during his tenure in office. He also successfully led the effort to cut spending from Düsseldorf's budget. (The city of Düsseldorf is currently populated by approximately 577,000 people and serves as headquarters to several major companies, including E.ON AG and Metro AG, which is Germany's largest retailer.
- Elfes, Holger (2008-05-20). "Dusseldorf Mayor Joachim Erwin, 58, Dies After Long Illness". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
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