Life and career
Suding studied political science and romance studies at the University of Münster and was graduated in 2003 as Magistra Artium. She works as an PR-Manager since 2004. Suding is married and mother of two sons.
Suding has been a member of the FDP since 2006. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Hamburg state executive board of the party. At the 2009 German federal election she stood unsuccessfully in Hamburg Altona. In December 2010 she was nominated as the leading candidate of the FDP to the Hamburg state election, 2011. The party had failed to gain any seats in the 2004 and 2008 elections and the polls in 2010 saw them between three and four percent. Under Sudings leadership the FDP managed a comeback to the Bürgerschaft with 6.7% of the votes and nine of the 121 seats. Suding herself was elected in the constituency of Blankenese. After the state elections, the parliamentary party group elected her as its chairwoman. At the national party congress of the FDP in April 2011 in Rostock Suding was elected as an member of the federal executive board of the party.
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