Pehle grew up in Hettstedt in the Mansfelder Land and graduated from high school there in 1996. She studied sociology and psychology at the Martin Luther University in Halle , and received her doctorate in 2010 as Dr. phil. and was a research assistant at the Collaborative Research Center 580 (Social developments after the system upheaval) of the German Research Foundation. From 2008 to 2011 she worked in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Magdeburg as a personal assistant in the ministerial office.
In 1999 Pehle became a member of the SPD. From 2005 to 2013 she was chairwoman of the SPD city association of Halle. Since 2008 she has been a member of the SPD state executive; from 2015 she was deputy state chairwoman. From March to April 2016, after the resignation of Katrin Budde, she was provisional state chairwoman of the SPD Saxony-Anhalt . She has been a member of the SPD party executive committee since December 2017 and a member of the presidium since November 2019.
From 2004 to 2008 she sat as a knowledgeable resident in the social committee of the city council of Halle. Pehle has been a member of the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt since 2011 . She moved in via the state list after the direct mandate in the state constituency of Halle II could not be won. Pehle has been chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the state parliament since April 2016.
Pehle is the top candidate of the SPD Saxony-Anhalt for the state elections on June 6, 2021. In a membership decision from June 27 to July 10, 2020, she prevailed against political scientist Roger Stöcker with 54.8 percent (42.9 percent).
Katja Pehle is married and has two daughters.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD), MdL|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 27, 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wippra|