Jörg Leichtfried

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Jörg Leichtfried
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Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Assumed office
18 May 2016
Preceded by Gerald Klug
Regional Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology for Styria
In office
23 June 2015 – 18 May 2016
Preceded by Gerhard Kurzmann
Succeeded by Anton Lang
Member of the European Parliament
In office
13 June 2004 – 23 June 2015
Personal details
Born (1967-06-18) 18 June 1967 (age 49)
Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Political party Social Democratic Party

Jörg Leichtfried (born 18 June 1967 in Bruck an der Mur, Styria) is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the SPÖ, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

He is a substitute for the Committee on International Trade, a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America.

Education[edit]

  • Studied jurisprudence (graduated 1994)

Career[edit]

  • 1995-1999: Legal officer, Styrian Chamber of Labour
  • 1998-2004: Departmental head, citizens' advice service, Bruck and der Mur's City council
  • 1994-2000: Regional Vice-Chairman of the Styria Young Socialists
  • 1999: Austrian Parliament candidate, Styria Young Socialists
  • 2000-2002: Federal Chairman of the Austrian Young Socialists
  • since 2000: Regional Party Vice-Chairman of the Styria SPÖ

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Austria)

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