Bettina Martin

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Bettina Martin (2020)

Bettina Martin (born March 19, 1966 in Berlin ) is a German politician ( SPD ) and was a political officer . She has been Minister of Education for the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since May 22, 2019 .


Martin graduated from the Walther-Rathenau-Gymnasium Berlin in 1984 . She then studied North American Studies , Political Science and Economics at the Free University of Berlin between 1985 and 1992 . In 1987/88 she was a Fulbright Fellow at Wake Forest University in the United States . From 1992 to 1999 she was press spokeswoman in the Berlin state administration and in 1993 became a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany . From 1999 and 2000, Martin headed press and public relations at Tangens GmbH, and from 2000 to 2013 he held various positions on the SPD party executive.

After she was head of the management team and the office of the Federal Minister for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth (initially under Federal Minister Manuela Schwesig , later under Katarina Barley ) from 2013 to August 2017 , she became Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on August 22, 2017 Manuela Schwesig appointed State Secretary for Federal Affairs and authorized representative of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at the federal government in the Schwesig cabinet. This made her the successor to Pirko Kristin Zinnow . Martin has been Birgit Hesse's successor as Minister for Education, Science and Culture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since May 22, 2019 . Her successor as representative of the state at the federal government was Antje Draheim .

Martin is married to Terry Martin and has two sons.

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Commons : Bettina Martin  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Stefan Ludmann: Schwesig dismisses the head of the state representation. In: NDR 1 Radio MV. Norddeutscher Rundfunk , August 22, 2017, accessed on December 10, 2017 .
  2. F. Pfaff: Bettina Martin becomes authorized representative at the federal government. In: Ostsee-Zeitung , 23 August 2017, accessed on 10 December 2017 .
  3. ^ Press office of the State Chancellery: Manuela Schwesig appoints new cabinet members. Press release # 136/2019. In: Government portal MV. State government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, May 22, 2019, accessed on May 22, 2019 .
  4. These celebrities were at the crab dinner at Ulrichshusen Castle. Ostsee-Zeitung, 23 August 2019, accessed on 30 July 2020 .