Filiz Polat (2013)
July 11, 1978 |
|Political party||Alliance '90/The Greens|
|Alma mater||Goethe University Frankfurt|
She was schooled in Bramsche where she also attended high school. She finished her secondary education in Münster with Abitur and studied Economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt graduating with a thesis on "Employment Effects of Technological Change: A Micro-econometric Approach" in 2002. That year, she administered also an intermediate exam in Political Science.
In 1996, Polat co-founded the Green Youth in her hometown Brasche and joined the party Alliance '90/The Greens. She was active as a member in the city council of Bramsche between 1996 and 2001. From 2005 to 2007, she served as the deputy chairperson of the regional organization in Lower Saxony.
She ran in the 2003 regional election for Green Party; however, she missed the entry into the Landtag of Lower Saxony by one place on the electoral list. As Rebecca Harms, the chairperson of the parliamentary group of the Green Party, moved into the European Parliament, Polat took her seat as replacement on September 15, 2004. She was re-elected in the 2008 election in Lower Saxony. Polat acts as the deputy chairperson of her party in the regional parliament since February 2013. Since 2006, Polat is also in the city council of Bramsche again.
Filiz Polat is the spokesperson of her party's parliamentary group for policies of migration, Europe and cultural heritage management. Furthermore, she serves in the commissions of petition and Europe.