Michael Ehmann

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Michael Ehmann (born May 7, 1975 in Graz ) is an Austrian politician ( SPÖ ) and dental technician. After initially being a member of the Austrian National Council , he moved to the Graz city government in 2016, where he held the office of city ​​council . After the municipal council election in Graz 2017 , the SPÖ lost its seat in the city senate.

education and profession

Michael Ehmann attended the Algersdorf elementary school (Graz) between 1981 and 1985 and graduated from the Algersdorf secondary school by 1989. After attending the polytechnic course in Graz (1989–1990), Ehmann learned the profession of dental technician , where he completed the vocational school in Baden near Vienna until 1994. From 1994 to 1995 Ehmann did military service.

After his military service, Ehmann started to work in his learned profession at the Insurance Company for Railways and Mining (VAEB) in 1996 and in 2011 took over the management of their dental technology. At the same time, he was also active there as an employee representative. From 1997 as works council chairman of the dental clinic Graz of the VAEB, from 2005 as a member of its central works council and from 2011 as its chairman. In the union he has been a regional board member of GPA-djp Styria since 2010 and a regional board member of ÖGB Graz and Graz-Umgebung from 2011. He was also Vice President of Jugend am Werk Styria from 2008 and resigned from this position when he joined the City Senate.

Political career

Ehmann began his political career in 2003 as a district councilor in Graz- Gösting , rose to the position of deputy district chairman in 2004 and worked between 2006 and 2007 as district chairman in Gösting. On January 16, 2007, Ehmann succeeded Heidrun Silhavy, who was sworn in as State Secretary, in the National Council. He has a mandate from the Graz regional constituency and represented the SPÖ in the XXIII. Legislative period in the committees for buildings, health, immunity and national defense. After the National Council election in 2008, he resigned from the National Council on October 27, 2008. He missed his re-entry into the National Council after Heidrun Silhavy was not reappointed to the government. Ehmann then became a member again after Heidrun Silhavy renounced her mandate in June 2013. After the 2013 National Council election, Ehmann failed to join the National Council due to the fact that his party had insufficient mandate. Since December 2013 Ehmann was again a mandate of the regional constituency of Graz and the surrounding area in the National Council, he succeeded Gerald Klug , who was sworn in as defense minister in the course of the formation of the government.

As the successor to Martina Schröck , who had surprisingly announced her resignation from politics, Ehmann was elected with 100% as the executive party chairman of the SPÖ Graz on April 25, 2016; shortly afterwards, on May 19, 2016, he therefore resigned from the National Council. Gerald Klug, who had recently resigned as Minister of Defense, took over his mandate. On June 16, 2016 he was elected to the Graz city senate and took over the agendas as social councilor from Schröck, while her function as vice mayor was taken over by the KPÖ politician Elke Kahr . On November 23, 2019, Ehmann was re-elected chairman at the regional conference of the SPÖ Graz with 97.10% and set the goal of bringing the SPÖ back to the city senate.


Ehmann is married and has three children.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Graz: SPÖ flies out of the city senate with a postal vote count. In: derStandard.at. February 6, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017 .
  2. Schröck: "I want to take a step back". April 25, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016 .
  3. KPÖ City Councilor Elke Kahr new Vice Mayor of Graz. In: Small newspaper. June 16, 2016, accessed June 17, 2016 .
  4. By Gerald Winter-Pölsler | 16 21 clock, 23 November 2019: Graz conference: "Back to the city senate": Ehmann with 97.1 percent again SPÖ boss. November 23, 2019, accessed January 15, 2020 .
  5. ^ Austrian Parliament - New mandataries sworn in in the National Council, January 16, 2007

Web links

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