Andreas Stoch (born October 10, 1969 in Heidenheim an der Brenz ) is a German lawyer and politician of the SPD . He has been a member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg since April 1, 2009 and was Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Education from January 23, 2013 to May 2016 . Since May 2016 he has been chairman of the SPD parliamentary group and thus also the opposition leader in the state parliament. Since November 2018 he has also been state chairman of the SPD Baden-Württemberg .
education and profession
Stoch attended the Margarete-Steiff-Gymnasium in Giengen an der Brenz . After graduating from high school in 1989, he studied law at the universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg from 1990 to 1995 . Stoch received a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation . He was a trainee lawyer at the Ellwangen Regional Court and attended the Speyer University of Applied Sciences , among other things . Stoch passed his second state examination in 1997 and from 1998 worked as an independent lawyer specializing in civil and commercial law in Heidenheim. His admission to the bar has been suspended since January 23, 2013.
Stoch was Juso district chairman from 1987 to 1991 . In 1990 he joined the SPD. He became a board member in the SPD local association Heidenheim. Since 2001 he has been chairman of the Heidenheim district association of the SPD. Stoch was a member of the district council of the Heidenheim district . On April 1, 2009, Stoch became a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament during the 14th electoral term. He replaced the outgoing MP Wolfgang Staiger , who won a second mandate for the SPD in the Heidenheim constituency in the 2006 state elections . Stoch then worked in the state parliament as spokesman for the SPD parliamentary group for data protection and media policy.
In the 2011 state elections , he won a second mandate in the Heidenheim constituency with 29.8% of the vote and thus managed to rejoin the state parliament. During this legislative period, Stoch was parliamentary managing director and legal and media policy spokesman for the SPD parliamentary group until January 2013 . He also appeared as a member of the EnBW Deal investigative committee and the Stuttgart 21 police operation on so-called "Black Friday".
After the resignation of Gabriele Warminski-Leitheußer on January 7, 2013, Stoch was designated as the new Minister of Culture in the Kretschmann I cabinet ; the swearing-in took place on January 23, 2013.
After the SPD suffered heavy losses in the state elections in 2016 and the green-red coalition lost its majority, Prime Minister Kretschmann formed a green-black state government. Like the other SPD ministers, Stoch left the state government and was then elected chairman of the Social Democrats in the state parliament. The result of the state elections in 2016 deteriorated to 19.4% and Stoch again won a second mandate for the SPD in the Heidenheim constituency .
As a result of the split in the AfD parliamentary group between July 6 and October 2016, the SPD moved from the fourth-largest parliamentary group to the third-largest parliamentary group after Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and CDU. During this time, Stoch took over the role of opposition leader from the previous AfD parliamentary group leader Jörg Meuthen .
At the SPD state party conference in Sindelfingen on November 24, 2018, Stoch was elected as the new state chairman. He received 159 delegate votes, 151 votes went to Lars Castellucci . The previous state chairman Leni Breymaier had not run again after she was only a few votes ahead of Castellucci in the previous membership decision, through which the state chairman was to be decided; Stoch had not yet started this membership decision. Stoch also took over the chairmanship of the board of trustees of the Carlo Schmid Foundation from Leni Breymaier in accordance with the statutes .
Stoch should lead the Southwest SPD in the state election in 2021.
During the economic crisis in the course of the corona pandemic , in June 2020, in contrast to the head of the SPD, Stoch demanded a car purchase bonus for new vehicles with internal combustion engines.
Family and private
Andreas Stoch is a Protestant, married and the father of four children.
- Andreas Stoch sworn in as minister of culture , stuttgarter-nachrichten.de. Retrieved January 23, 2013
- Preliminary results of the state elections on March 27, 2011: Elected applicants ( memento of March 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 2011. Accessed on April 3, 2011.
- Andreas Stoch becomes first minister from the Heidenheim district , Südwest Presse on January 7, 2013. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
- Stoch becomes Minister of Education , Südwest Presse, January 8, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2013.
- Stoch elected as the new state chairman of the SPD in Baden-Württemberg , stern.de, November 24, 2018
- Stoch for car purchase bonus - against the SPD top , Stuttgarter Nachrichten , article from June 2, 2020
- Website of Andreas Stoch
- Profile of a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament in the 16th electoral term
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German lawyer and politician (SPD), MdL|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 10, 1969|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Heidenheim an der Brenz|