Georg Maier (politician, 1967)

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Georg Maier on August 30, 2017 as part of the swearing-in as Minister of the Interior of the Free State of Thuringia in the plenary hall of the Thuringian Parliament

Georg Maier (born April 25, 1967 in Singen (Hohentwiel) ) is a German politician ( SPD ) and the designated SPD top candidate for the Thuringian state election in spring 2021. Maier was Interior Minister of the Free State of Thuringia from August 30, 2017 to February 5, 2020 in the Ramelow I cabinet . On March 4, 2020, he was reappointed minister of his previous ministry in the Ramelow II cabinet .


After graduating from high school in Singen and completing military service , he studied business administration at the universities of Mannheim and St. Gallen from 1988 to 1994 . After completing his studies with a degree in business administration, Maier began his professional career in 1995 in Erfurt at the Federal Agency for Unification-Related Special Tasks (BvS). In 1996 he moved to KfW Bankengruppe in Frankfurt am Main , where he held various positions until 2015, including as head of the Executive Board. Most recently, he was in charge of start-up and SME financing in Bonn . Maier has three children and lived in Frankfurt am Main. Maier has lived in the small town of Friedrichroda in Thuringia since 2018 , where he is also a member of the city council.


Georg Meier at the beginning of the 209th Conference of Interior Ministers in Magdeburg at the end of November 2018.

Georg Maier has been a member of the SPD since 2009 . In the 2013 federal election campaign , he was part of the five-member strategy team of the SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück on the SPD party executive. His responsibility in the strategy team was on the topics of SMEs, energy, infrastructure and digitization. After the federal election campaign, Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel , the state chairman of the Hessian SPD, appointed him to the economics and finance advisory board and to the think tank for digitization and society. He is also a member of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's management group and spokesman for the SPD's financial forum in Frankfurt.

On June 30, 2015 Maier became State Secretary in the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society , where he was responsible for the areas of economic policy, economic development, tourism and the digital society. Since November 2016 he has been a member of the state executive committee of the SPD Thuringia . In November 2018, he was elected state treasurer at the state party conference in Arnstadt .

On August 30, 2017, the previous State Secretary was appointed Minister-President Bodo Ramelow's successor to the dismissed Holger Poppenhäger as Minister of the Interior of Thuringia. In October 2017, the state chairman of the SPD Thuringia, Andreas Bausewein, announced that he would not run as a top candidate for the 2019 state election in Thuringia . He suggested Maier for this task.

On May 26, 2019, Maier was elected to the city council of Friedrichroda and the district council of the Gotha district.

Since the Thuringian state election on October 28, 2019 , Maier has been a member of the Thuringian state parliament . He stepped down from office on June 30, 2020. Denny Möller succeeds him .

In June 2020 he was nominated by the Thuringian SPD state executive as state chairman and as the top candidate for the state elections in spring 2021.

Web links

Commons : Georg Maier  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Georg Maier at the Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Science and Digital Society

Individual evidence

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