List of mayors of Bremen
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which is one of the states of Germany, is governed by the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The senate is chaired by the President of the Senate, who is the head of government of the city-state. The President of the Senate and another member of the senate both hold the title Mayor (Bürgermeister).
List of mayors (since 1945)
|Mayor of Bremen
President of the Senate
|Erich Vagts||DNVP||2 May 1945||31 July 1945||Theodor Spitta||FDP||1945||1955|
|Wilhelm Kaisen||SPD||31 July 1945||20 July 1965|
|Jules Eberhard Noltenius||CDU||1955||1959|
|Willy Dehnkamp||SPD||20 July 1965||28 November 1967||Hans Koschnick||SPD||1965||1967|
|Hans Koschnick||SPD||28 November 1967||18 September 1985||Annemarie Mevissen||SPD||1967||1975|
|Klaus Wedemeier||SPD||18 September 1985||4 July 1995||Henning Scherf||SPD||1985||1991|
|Henning Scherf||SPD||4 July 1995||8 November 2005||Ulrich Nölle||CDU||1995||1997|
|Jens Böhrnsen||SPD||8 November 2005||17 July 2015||Thomas Röwekamp||CDU||2005||2007|
|Carsten Sieling||SPD||17 July 2015||incumbent|
- Vagts was member of the national conservative DNVP until 1933, when this party was dissolved.
The Senate of the state of Bremen is elected by the Parliament of Bremen (Bürgerschaft), the legislature elected by citizens in the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. However, Bremerhaven also has a separate municipal assembly and a separate administration headed by a distinct mayor.