Markus Blume

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Markus Blume (2012)

Markus Blume (born February 14, 1975 in Munich) is a German politician, representative of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria.

Education and early career[edit]

Blume graduated in political science from the Munich School of Public Policy (HfP) in 1998. In 2002, he founded consulting firm Content5 in Munich. He worked as spokesperson and strategic adviser of Viktor Vekselberg’s Zurich-based investment holding Renova Management AG from 2005 until 2008.

Political career[edit]

Blume joined the CSU in 1995. From 1997 until 2001, he served as chairman of the Association of Christian Democratic Students (RCDS) in Bavaria and was an ex-officio member of the CSU leadership under chairman Edmund Stoiber.

Blume has been a representative of Stimmkreis München-Ramersdorf in the Landtag of Bavaria since the 2008 state elections.[1] In parliament, he is a member of the Committee on Economic and Media Affairs, Infrastructure, Building and Transport, Energy and Technology, and of the Committee on Health and Care. Since 2011, he has been serving as chairman of the CSU Business Council.

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 German elections, he was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on digital policy, led by Dorothee Bär and Brigitte Zypries.

Between 2015 and 2017, Blume was in charge of re-drafting the CSU party’s new manifesto. Since 2017, he has been serving as Deputy Secretary General under the leadership of party chairman Horst Seehofer and Secretary General Andreas Scheuer.[2]

Blume was a CSU delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2017.[3]

Other activities[edit]

Munich School of Public Policy (HfP), Member of the Advisory Board[4]

See also[edit]