|Member of the National Assembly|
15 May 2002
Fidesz (since 2000)
Jenő Manninger (born 1955) is a Hungarian architect and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Keszthely (Zala County Constituency III then II) since 2002. He served as Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Communications and Water Management from 2000 to 2002. He was the President of the General Assembly of Zala County from 2006 to 2014.
He is related to Keszthely because his uncle, Gusztáv Adolf Manninger was a head of department of Georgikon in Keszthely. He graduated as a civil engineer of transport construction from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1980. He also holds a degree from a postgraduate management joint course of Trinity College, Dublin and Budapest University of Economic Sciences. From 1980 he worked as a civil engineer and design engineer. He also worked abroad, in Algeria and Tunisia. He was a lecturer of Ybl Miklós College of Construction from 1987 to 1997 teaching courses in civil engineering and municipal finance. He was awarded a three month grant of the National Foundation in the United States in 1992.
Manninger started his public life career in the General Assembly of Budapest in 1990. From the following term to 1988 he was the group leader of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF). Upon a request he was the political parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Water Management between 2000 and 2002. As a follower of the idea of deeper party cooperation he joined Fidesz in 2000. In the 2002 national election he was elected MP for Keszthely as a joint candidate of Fidesz-MDF. He has been living in Keszthely and then in Gyenesdiás since January 2002. He was one of the Hungarian observers delegated to the European Parliament and worked for the Environment Committee in 2003. He was the spokesman of Fidesz related to transport programme issues during the elections.
In the parliamentary elections of 2006 he defended his seat in the first round. He was a member of the Committee on European Affairs between 2006 and 2010. He was also elected President of the General Assembly of Zala County on October 2006. He was also elected MP for Keszthely in the 2010 parliamentary election. He became a member of the Economic and Information Technology Committee.