Manfred Petry

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Manfred Petry, Deputy Federal Chairman of the Free Voters and Chairman of the Free Voters Rhineland-Palatinate and the FWG Rhineland-Palatinate, 2011 in Bernkastel-Kues
Manfred Petry in the foreground, while signing the document for the constitution of the pre-founding company of the FREIEN VÄHLER Rhineland-Palatinate
Manfred Petry 2010 as a speaker at a general meeting of the FREE VOTERS in Rülzheim

Manfred Petry (born February 28, 1953 in Frankenstein (Palatinate) ) is a German politician of the Free Voters . Since September 15, 2007 he has been chairman of the FWG Rheinland-Pfalz , the umbrella organization of free voters in Rhineland-Palatinate, and was the founding chairman of the FREIEN VÄHLER Rheinland-Pfalz, the regional association of the federal association of free voters . Manfred Petry was the top candidate of the FREE VOTERS for the state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate 2011 in constituency 4 . Petry is the deputy national chairman since 2010 the Federation FREE VOTERS and the National Association of Free Voters .

Political offices

Manfred Petry has been the second deputy chairman of the district assembly since July 1, 2009, one of the three members of the district board of the Pfalz district association . In the electoral period July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2009, he was 1st Deputy District Chairman.

From 1984 to 1992 he was 1st alderman of the community of Frankenstein and from 1992 to 2009 mayor of the community of Frankenstein.

Petry has been a member of the board of the higher municipal associations in Germany since 2007 . Since 2009 he has been a member of the board of the Rhineland-Palatinate Association of Municipalities and Cities and a member of the municipal council.


Manfred Petry passed his Abitur in 1972 and studied surveying at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences from 1975–1978 , a course of study which he awarded the academic degree Dipl.-Ing. (FH) graduated. He previously served in the German Armed Forces from 1972 to 1974 and is now a reserve officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the reserve. Since 1978 he has been working at Vermessungs- u. Land registry administration of Rhineland-Palatinate and is today a senior surveyor.

In 1978 he began to get involved politically as a member of the FWG Frankenstein eV and moved into the local council in the same year. Since 1988 he has been a member of the state board of the FWG Rhineland-Palatinate. For 20 years from 1990 to 2010 he headed the FWG Frankenstein, with which he achieved absolute majorities in local elections. Since 2004 he has been chairman of the FWG District Council Palatinate eV. Since 2009 he has been chairman of the FWG Verbandsgemeinde Hochspeyer eV

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Individual evidence

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  3. Archived copy ( Memento from February 15, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Meeting participant - Manfred Petry ( Memento from July 1, 2012 in the web archive )
  5. Archived copy ( Memento from August 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Archived copy ( Memento of October 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive )