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Bettina Hagedorn (née Siebmann, born 26 December 1955) is a German politician (SPD). Since September 2002 she has been a member of the German Bundestag for Ostholstein - Stormarn-Nord, since 2018 Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance under minister Olaf Scholz in the fourth coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.[1]

Bettina Hagedorn
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Parliamentary State Secretary for Finance
Assumed office
14 March 2018
Serving with Christine Lambrecht
MinisterOlaf Scholz
Preceded byMichael Meister
Member of the Bundestag
for Schleswig-Holstein
Assumed office
27 October 2009
ConstituencyState-Wide List
Member of the Bundestag
for Ostholstein
In office
22 September 2002 – 27 October 2009
Preceded byRolf Olderog
Succeeded byIngo Gädechens
Personal details
Born (1955-12-26) 26 December 1955 (age 63)
Kiel, West Germany
(now Germany)
Nationality Germany
Political partySPD


Early life and educationEdit

Hagedorn was born in Kiel, but grew up in Laboe. After graduation in 1974 in Preetz, she began studying special education and biology at the University of Hamburg, which she broke off in 1976. Instead, she completed an apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Plön, which she finished in 1980 with a journeyman's certificate.[2]

Political careerEdit

Career in local politicsEdit

Since 1983 Hagedorn has been a member of the SPD. From 1991 to 2003, she was a member of the SPD district executive Ostholstein, from 1993 as deputy district chairwoman. Since 2003 she has been a member of the state executive committee of the SPD in Schleswig-Holstein. Since 2007 has been deputy state chairwoman of the SPD Schleswig-Holstein, under the leadership of chairman Ralf Stegner.[2]

From 1986 to 2003 Hagedorn was a member of the municipal council of her place of residence, Kasseedorf, where she also served as a deputy mayor (1994–1997) and mayor (1997–2003).[2]

Member of Parliament, 2002–presentEdit

Since the 2002 national elections Hagedorn has been a member of the German Bundestag. From 2002 until 2018, she served on the Budget Committee,[2] where she was her parliamentary group's rapporteur on the budgets of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (2002-2005); the Federal Ministry of the Interior (2005-2009); the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (2009-2013); and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (2013-2017).

Throughout that period, Hagedorn also served on the Audit Committee, which she chaired from 2013 until 2017. Both from 2005 to 2009 and from 2013 to 2017, she was a member of the so-called Confidential Committee (Vertrauensgremium) of the Budget Committee, which provides budgetary supervision for Germany’s three intelligence services, BND, BfV and MAD.

In addition to her committee assignments, Hagedorn is a member of the German Parliamentary Friendship Group with the Nordic States. Within her parliamentary group, she has been serving as on the working groups on budgetary policies since 2009 and for municipal policies since 2005. She also belongs to the Parliamentary Left, a left-wing movement.[3]

In 2015, Hagedorn was one of the victims of a large-scale cyberattack on the German Parliament’s computer network.[4]

In the 2017 federal elections, Hagedorn led her party’s list for Schleswig-Holstein.[5]

Other activitiesEdit

Corporate boardsEdit

  • Verkehrsinfrastrukturfinanzierungsgesellschaft mbH (VIFG), Member of the Supervisory Board (since 2013)

Non-profit organizationsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Bettina Hagedorn is divorced and has three sons.


  1. ^ Hagedorn wird Staatssekretärin in Berlin,
  2. ^ a b c d Bettina Hagedorn,
  3. ^ Members Parlamentarische Linke.
  4. ^ Patrick Beuth, Kai Biermann, Martin Klingst and Holger Stark (May 5, 2017), Cyberattack on the Bundestag: Merkel and the Fancy Bear Die Zeit.
  5. ^ David Joram (May 5, 2017), Wahlkampf in Schleswig-Holstein: Rückenwind für Günther Die Tageszeitung.
  6. ^ Bettina Hagedorn und Sylvia Kotting-Uhl DBU-Kuratorinnen German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), press release of May 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Members Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).