Johannes Kahrs (politician)

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Johannes Kahrs

Johannes Kahrs (born 15 September 1963 in Bremen) is a German politician. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

Kahrs' parents are Wolfgang and Bringfriede Kahrs, who were both senators in Bremen for Social Democratic Party of Germany. After his schooling in Bremen, Kahrs went in to the military and became an officer. Later he began a study of German jurisprudence. During his university studies, Kahrs became a member of Wingolfs, a student fraternity, in Hamburg and was speaker of the organization from 1990 to 1992. After he finished university he worked for the company Siedlungs-Aktiengesellschaft Altona. Kahrs is gay.[1]

Kahrs became a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1982. He worked first for the Young Socialists in the SPD (Juso). In 1992 Kahrs had a conflict with Juso member Silke Dose.[citation needed]

In 1998 Kahrs became a member of the Bundestag. He is the speaker of the Seeheimer Kreis in the Social Democratic Party of Germany and represents the Hamburg Mitte constituency.

Kahrs has described Gustav Noske as one of his political role models.[2]

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  1. ^ Acht Homos im neuen Bundestag, Queer.de, 19 September 2005, retrieved 2007-09-17  (German)
  2. ^ http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/oct2008/spdc-o24.shtml

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