After graduating from a humanistic grammar school in Hamburg in 1961 , she studied economics and social sciences at the universities of Hamburg , Paris and Cologne , graduated in 1966 with a degree in economics and worked from 1966 to 1975 as a research assistant and research assistant at the computing center of the University of Cologne .
Brunn is married to the historian Gerhard Brunn .
Brunn joined the SPD in 1967, was chairwoman of the SPD district Middle Rhine from 1987 to 1999 and was a member of the SPD party executive from 1986 to 1999. In September 2000 she ran for the office of Lord Mayor of Cologne, but was defeated by Fritz Schramma ( CDU ). In March 2001 she was elected deputy chairwoman of the SPD sub-district of Cologne. In the local elections in 2009 she ran for the Cologne Council.
She was a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia from July 26, 1970 to January 28, 1981 and from 1985 to 2010. There she was deputy chairwoman of the SPD parliamentary group from 1979 to 1981 . On March 25, 2009, Brunn was elected by the SPD parliamentary group as the successor to the former spokesman for cultural policy, Hans-Georg Bögner .
From 1981 to 1983 she was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives , during this time deputy chairwoman of the SPD parliamentary group.
Public offices and honorary offices
Brunn is chairwoman of the supervisory board of KölnMusik GmbH and was chairwoman of the Society for Contemporary Dance NRW from 2001 to 2014.
- Werner Breunig, Andreas Herbst (ed.): Biographical handbook of the Berlin parliamentarians 1963–1995 and city councilors 1990/1991 (= series of publications of the Berlin State Archives. Volume 19). Landesarchiv Berlin, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-9803303-5-0 , p. 107.
- The Society for Contemporary Dance NRW eV (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on December 1, 2015 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD), MdL, MdA|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 17, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Behlendorf|