Stöß grew up in the community of Giesen near Hildesheim. He joined the SPD in 1990. From 1992 to 1994 he was sub-district chairman of the Hildesheim Jusos . After graduating from high school in 1993, which he passed at the Himmelsthür grammar school , Stöß was doing community service at the AWO senior center Hinrich-Wilhelm-Kopf in Hildesheim.
From 1994 to 2000 he studied law in Göttingen and Berlin. In 2008 he received his doctorate from the Humboldt University in Berlin with a thesis on major urban development projects in times of crisis . From 2007 he was a judge at the Berlin Regional Court and currently at the Berlin Administrative Court .
From 2010 to 2011 he was district councilor for finance, culture, education and sport in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district . In 2011 he ran for the office of district mayor in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, but lost to Franz Schulz ( Greens ).
From 2008 to August 2012 Jan Stöß was district chairman of the SPD Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and thus a member of the state executive committee of the Berlin SPD. On June 9, 2012, Stöß, who is counted on the left wing of the party , was elected chairman of the Berlin SPD . He prevailed in a voting against the previous state chairman Michael Müller , the favorite of the governing mayor Wowereit . 123 delegates voted for Stöß, Müller received 101 votes. At the state party conference of the SPD Berlin on May 17, 2014, Stöß was confirmed in office. From 2013 to 2017 he was a member of the SPD party executive .
In autumn 2014, Stöß stood as a candidate in the party-internal membership vote for the appointment of a new governing mayor of Berlin alongside the SPD parliamentary group leader Raed Saleh and the urban development senator Michael Müller for the successor to the resigned Klaus Wowereit. In the first ballot, Stöß lost to his predecessor as state chairman, Michael Müller. Müller won 59 percent of the vote, Stöß received 20.9 percent. Group leader Saleh took third place with 18.9 percent.
In April 2016, the new governing mayor Müller announced that he also wanted to run for the office of state chairman at the state party conference on April 30, 2016, at which Stöß wanted to apply again for state chairmanship. Stöß then declared that he would not stand again and gave his position as state chairman back to his predecessor after his election.
In 2016 he ran unsuccessfully for the Berlin House of Representatives in the constituency Mitte 2 . From October 2017 to July 2019, Stöß was seconded as a research assistant to the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court. Since then he has been Head of Administrative Management and Services at the Senate Department for Finance Berlin and has been a member of the BSR Supervisory Board since November 2019 .
- Will Hildesheimer Jan Stöß Wowereit's successor? Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung , August 26, 2014
- AWO annual reception . ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Newsletter of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt Landesverband Berlin e. V., 4/2013 August 2013 (pdf; 526 kB)
- Administrative Court of Berlin: Business distribution plan dated September 6, 2017. P. 2 , accessed on September 11, 2017 .
- Berlin elects, new majorities in two districts . BZ , September 19, 2011.
- Berlin SPD before the vote for state chairmanship: Klaus Wowereit supports Michael Müller . Focus Online , June 9, 2012
- Party leftist Stöß elected the new SPD leader in Berlin . dpa report on Zeit Online , June 9, 2012.
- Ulrich Zawatka-Gerlach: Berlin's new SPD leader. Jan Stöß: A nerd - tough and romantic . Berliner Zeitung , June 9, 2012
- Jan Stöß re-elected Berlin SPD chairman . Berliner Zeitung , May 17, 2014
- The schedule for the Wowereit Succession is in place . rbb , September 1, 2014
- Ulrich Zawatka-Gerlach: power struggle for national presidency of the Berlin SPD. SPD country chief Jan Stöß will not run again. In: Der Tagesspiegel . April 14, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016 .
- Müller elected as the new SPD country chief. In: time online . April 30, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016 .
- Thomas Fülling: The former SPD leader Jan Stöß missed the mandate , Berliner Morgenpost from September 20, 2016
- Gudrun Mallwitz: Jan Stöß changes from Berlin to the Federal Constitutional Court. In: Berliner Morgenpost. August 30, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017 . and Joachim Fahrun: ex SPD boss Jan Stoess is about to return to Berlin. In: Berliner Morgenpost. July 18, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 .
- Joachim Fahrun: Ex SPD country manager oversees the BSR. In: Berliner Morgenpost. November 26, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 . and website of the Senate Department for Finance 
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||15th August 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hildesheim|