Benoist Apparu

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Benoist Apparu
Member of the National Assembly of France for 4th Constituency of Marne
Assumed office
Mayor of Châlons-en-Champagne
Assumed office
5 April 2014
Personal details
Born (1969-11-24) 24 November 1969 (age 47)
Toulouse, France
Nationality French
Political party The Republicans
Committees Cultural, Family and Social Affairs Committee

Benoist Apparu (born 24 November 1969) was Secretary of State for Housing under the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, in the François Fillon III government, and a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the Marne department,[1] and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.


Benoist Apparu was born on November 24, 1968 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France.[1][2] He holds an MPhil in International Law.[2]

From 1994 to 1999, he worked as a parliamentary assistant for Bruno Bourg-Broc.[2] In 1996, he was elected as national representative for the young wing of the Rally for the Republic.[2] From 1999 to 2002, he worked in the private sector.[2] In 2001, he served as Deputy-Mayor of Châlons-en-Champagne for Youth and Communication, then for Housing in 2008, as Bruno Bourg-Broc was re-elected.[2] He then worked as Chief of Staff for Xavier Darcos, and for Catherine Vautrin.[2]

In 2007, he was elected as a member of the National Assembly of France.[1][2] His deputy is Bruno Bourg-Broc.[2] On 23 June 2009 he was named Secretary of State for Housing and City in the François Fillon government, under the responsibility of Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of the Environment.[2]

He was one of only two members of the UMP to vote for the Taubira Law on Same-Sex Marriage at the National Assembly.


  1. ^ a b c "LISTE DÉFINITIVE DES DÉPUTÉS ÉLUS À L’ISSUE DES DEUX TOURS" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Official website biography Archived September 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.