Andreas Steppuhn

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Andreas Steppuhn (born May 2, 1962 in Münster ) is a German politician ( SPD ).

education and profession

After attending elementary school , Steppuhn completed an apprenticeship as a reinforced concrete worker from 1977 to 1980 and then did military service from 1981 to 1982 . He then worked for a construction company in Minden in his learned profession until 1987 and then trained as an organizational secretary at the DGB .

In 1989 he became youth secretary for the DGB regional district of Lower Saxony / Bremen and in 1990 organizational secretary for the DGB district of Minden-Lübbecke . In 1990 he switched to the national executive committee of IG Bau-Steine-Erden in Berlin as a specialist . From 1991 to 2001 Steppuhn was state chairman of IG BAU in Saxony-Anhalt .

From 2001 to 2013 he was a full-time member of the executive board of IG BAU.

Political party

In 1980 Steppuhn joined the SPD. From 1999 to 2017 he was state chairman of the SPD working group for employee issues (AfA) in Saxony-Anhalt and from 2000 to 2011 he was chairman of the AfA federal committee.

Steppuhn is a member of the parliamentary left .


Steppuhn was a member of the Seehausen city ​​council from 1994 to 2000 and of the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt from 1994 to 1998 and again since 2011 .

From 2005 to 2009 Steppuhn was a member of the German Bundestag . In the 2005 Bundestag election he was directly elected member of the Harz constituency with 33.8% of the first votes .

Andreas Steppuhn failed in the 2009 federal election on September 27, 2009 in the Harz constituency (constituency 69) in the fight for the direct mandate with 20.3% of the first votes. Since he was only secured through position 6 on the state list of the SPD, he left the Bundestag.

After the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt in 2016, Andreas Steppuhn took over the position of SPD parliamentary group leader from the previous state and parliamentary group leader Katrin Budde on March 14, 2016 . In April 2016 he handed over the position to Katja Pähle . He is currently deputy chairman of the parliamentary group and spokesman for labor market policy, pension policy, integration and against right-wing extremism.

Web links

Commons : Andreas Steppuhn  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Jan Schumann: Voting at the SPD. Andreas Steppuhn new parliamentary group leader , Naumburger Tagblatt from March 15, 2016, accessed on March 16, 2016