|Green Party Group Leader|
March 2012 – August 2012
|Member of the Saarland regional parliament|
March 2012 – November 2013
|Leader of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen|
3 December 1965 |
|Political party||Alliance '90/The Greens|
Simone Peter (born 3 December 1965 in Quierschied) is a German Alliance '90/The Greens politician. Since October 2013, she has been co-chairman of the German political party Alliance '90/The Greens, together with Cem Özdemir. She is also a member of Saarland's federal state parliament. Between 2009 and 2012, she was Saarland's State Minister for the Environment, Energy and Transport in the cabinet of former Minister-President Peter Müller (CDU).
Simone Peter is the daughter of SPD politician Brunhilde Peter, who served as State minister and vice Minister-President under Oskar Lafontaine. Raised in Dillingen, Peter studied microbiology in Saarbrücken and received a PhD.
After being editor-in-chief of Eurosolar, she was founding director of a state-supported communications agency promoting Renewable energies. Today, she is married and mother of one child and lives in Saarbrücken.
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