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|Minister of Finance|
21 April 2011 – 16 December 2013
|Preceded by||Josef Pröll|
|Succeeded by||Michael Spindelegger|
|Minister of the Interior|
1 July 2008 – 21 April 2011
|Preceded by||Günther Platter|
|Succeeded by||Johanna Mikl-Leitner|
1 February 1956 |
|Political party||Austrian People's Party|
|Alma mater||University of Linz|
On 27 June 2008, it was announced by her party that she was to be appointed as the new Interior Minister in the Gusenbauer cabinet, following Günther Platter, who became the new Governor of Tyrol. During her career as Interior Minister, she became known as a hardliner, especially when it came to immigration and asylum policies, earning her the unofficial title of an Austrian "Iron Lady".
Because her family made a fortune producing gravel she is often referred to as "Schottermitzi" (roughly translates to "Gravel Mary"; 'Mitzi' is the colloquial nickname form of Mary in Viennese dialect).
- Doctor of Law, Linz University (1979)
- Magistra rerum socialium oeconomicarumque, Linz University (1982)
- Engagement in her parents' gravel pit and carrying business (1982—), managing partner (1986—)
- Municipal councillor in Attnang-Puchheim (1986–1990)
- Member of the executive committee (Präsidium) of the Österreichischer Wirtschaftsbund (entrepreneurs' organization of the Austrian People's Party) (1990–2002)
- State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (1990–1994)
- Member of the National Council (Parliament) (1994–2007)
- Ombudsman (Volksanwältin) (2007–2008)
- Federal Minister of the Interior (2008-2011)
- Federal Minister of Finance (2011—2013)
- "Austria to keep deporting long-term residents, says minister". Austrian Independent. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Arrests in Austria camp attacks". BBC. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Politiker-Spitznamen: Strickliesl, Schottermitzi & Co". Die Presse. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
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