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Annette Widmann-Mauz (née Widmann, born 13 June 1966) is a German politician of the Christian Democrats. She is a member of the German Bundestag (the German federal parliament) where she represents the electoral district of Tübingen. Since 2009 Widmann-Mauz has been serving as Parliamentary State Secretary in Chancellor Angela Merkel's second and third cabinet.

Annette Widmann-Mauz
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Annette Widmann-Mauz (2012)
Minister of State for Migration, Refugees and Integration
Assumed office
14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byAydan Özoğuz
Parliamentary Secretary of State for Health
In office
29 October 2009 – 14 March 2018
MinisterPhilipp Rösler
Daniel Bahr
Hermann Gröhe
Preceded byRolf Schwanitz
Succeeded byThomas Gebhardt
Member of the Bundestag
for Tübingen
Assumed office
22 September 2002
Preceded byHerta Däubler-Gmelin
Member of the Bundestag
for Baden-Württemberg
In office
26 October 1998 – 22 September 2002
ConstituencyCDU List
Personal details
Born
Annette Widmann

(1966-06-13) 13 June 1966 (age 52)
Tübingen, West Germany
(now Germany)
NationalityGerman
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Websitewww.widmann-mauz.de

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Political careerEdit

In the 1998 federal election Widmann-Mauz was elected from the CDU Baden-Württemberg list, the second largest chapter of her party. Four years later, in 2002, she was elected directly for the constituency of Tübingen. She has won each re-election in this electoral district at all federal elections since. In 2003, Widmann-Mauz she was elected deputy chairwoman of the CDU Baden-Württemberg.

In her first legislative term, Widmann-Mauz joined the Committee on Health. Between 2005 and 2009, she served as her parliamentary group's spokesperson on health policy.

In the negotiations to form a coalition government of the Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the Free Democrats (FDP) following the 2009 federal elections, Widmann-Mauz was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on health policy, led by Ursula von der Leyen and Philipp Rösler. On 29 October 2009 she became Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health.[1] In the second Merkel cabinet, she first served alongside Daniel Bahr under the leadership of Minister Philipp Rösler (2009-2011) and later under Bahr, who replaced Rösler in 2011.[2] In 2011, she participated in the first joint cabinet meeting between the German government and the State Council of the People's Republic of China in Berlin.

Within her party, Widmann-Mauz has been a member of the CDU's national board under the leadership of chairwoman Angela Merkel since 2012.

In the negotiations to form a third cabinet under Merkel following the 2013 federal elections, Widmann-Mauz led the working group on families, alongside Manuela Schwesig. In the new coalition government, she again served as Parliamentary State Secretary for Health, this time under the leadership of Minister Hermann Gröhe.[3]

In the negotiations to form a fourth cabinet under Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, Widmann-Mauz led the working group on families, alongside Angelika Niebler and Katarina Barley.

Other activitiesEdit

Corporate boardsEdit

  • Paracelsus-Kliniken Deutschland GmbH & Co. KGaA, Member of the Supervisory Board (2005-2013)
  • Hallesche Krankenversicherung, Member of the Advisory Board (2005-2013)

Non-profit organizationsEdit

  • Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz, Ex-officio Member of the Advisory Board (since 2018)[4]
  • Civis Media Prize, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2018)[5]
  • Deutschlandstiftung Integration, Ex-Officio Member of the Board (since 2018)[6]
  • German Football Association (DFB), Egidius Braun Foundation, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2018)[7]
  • Civis Media Prize, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2018)[8]
  • Deutschlandstiftung Integration, Ex-Officio Member of the Board (since 2018)[9]
  • German Football Association (DFB), Egidius Braun Foundation, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2018)[10]
  • Deutsche Hospiz- und Palliativstiftung (DHPS), Member of the Board of Trustees[11]
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees (1998-2013)
  • German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN), Member of the Advisory Board (2002-2005)

Political positionsEdit

In June 2017, Widmann-Mauz voted against Germany’s introduction of same-sex marriage.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Widmann-Mauz wird Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin" (in German). Ärzte-Zeitung. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Widmann-Mauz hat neuen Chef" (in German). Schwarzwälder Bote. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Annette Widmann-Mauz im neuen "alten" Amt als Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin vereidigt" (in German). Annette Widmann-Mauz. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ Advisory Board Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz.
  5. ^ Board of Trustees Civis Media Prize.
  6. ^ Board Deutschlandstiftung Integration.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees German Football Association (DFB).
  8. ^ Board of Trustees Civis Media Prize.
  9. ^ Board Deutschlandstiftung Integration.
  10. ^ Board of Trustees German Football Association (DFB).
  11. ^ Board of Trustees Deutsche Hospiz- und PalliativStiftung.
  12. ^ Diese Unionsabgeordneten stimmten für die Ehe für alle Die Welt, June 30, 2017.

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