Michael Groschek

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Michael Groschek at the ceremony for the 100th birthday of GAG Immobilien in the historic town hall of Cologne (2013)

Michael "Mike" Groschek (born December 9, 1956 in Oberhausen ) is a German politician ( SPD ). From 2012 to 2017 he was Minister for Building, Housing, Urban Development and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and from 2017 to 2018 Chairman of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia .

Life and work

After graduation in 1977 was Groschek to 1979 time soldier in the Navy . In 1980 he began studying economics and communication at the comprehensive university in Essen . The qualification in 1984 was the first state examination for teaching at vocational schools with the subjects of economics and German. He then worked full-time as a speaker and managing director in political functions. At the end of the 1980s, Groschek switched to the real estate business, most recently at LBS Immobilien GmbH .

Groschek is married and has a son and a daughter.

Political party

Six years after joining the SPD, Groschek was elected chairman of the Oberhausen Young Socialists in 1980. He held this position until 1984. Since 1982 he has been a member of the board of the SPD local association Oberhausen-Ost.

From 1984 to 2001 Groschek was a member of the Oberhausen City Council . There he acted from 1988 to 2001 as chairman of the SPD parliamentary group . In addition, Groschek was a board member of the SPD district of Niederrhein from 1998 to 2002 .

Groschek was general secretary of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia from 2001 to 2012 and chairman of the SPD Oberhausen from 2012 to 2015. From 2009 to 2019 he was a member of the SPD party executive .

After losing the state election in 2017 , Groschek was elected chairman of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia at an extraordinary state party conference on June 10, 2017. Sebastian Hartmann was elected as his successor on June 23, 2018 .


Groschek was directly elected in the NRW state elections on May 14, 2000 with 57.8% of the votes in his constituency of Oberhausen I. In the 2005 state elections , he was re-elected to the state parliament with 49.6% of the votes in the newly created constituency of Oberhausen II / Wesel I, which includes the Oberhausen district of Sterkrade and the city of Dinslaken ( Wesel district ).

Michael Groschek was nominated as a Bundestag candidate for the constituency of Oberhausen / Dinslaken at the SPD constituency conference in November 2008 with a result of 96.1% and was directly elected as a member of the German Bundestag in the Bundestag election on September 27, 2009 . Due to his election to the Bundestag, he resigned his state parliament mandate on September 30, 2009. On June 21, 2012, he resigned as a member of the German Bundestag. His successor as MP was Wolfgang Hellmich .

Groschek was a full member of the Defense Committee and the Disarmament , Arms Control and Non-Proliferation” subcommittee as well as a deputy member of the Committee on Transport, Building and Urban Development .

Public offices

On June 21, 2012, Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft appointed Groschek Minister for Building, Housing, Urban Development and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Kraft II cabinet . After losing the state elections in 2017, he left office on June 30, 2017.

Honorary positions

Groschek was elected as mate of the reserve on November 11, 2011 for four years as deputy president of the Association of Reservists of the German Armed Forces . He was also a board member of the German Defense Association .

Web links

Commons : Michael Groschek  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Michael Groschek. SPD NRW, accessed on February 10, 2018 .
  2. Michael Groschek spd.de
  3. ^ SPD elects Michael Groschek as state party leader zeit.de, June 10, 2017
  4. Hartmann is the new SPD chairman zeit.de, June 23, 2018
  5. Alphabetical directory of the selected applicants on the website of the Federal Returning Officer ( Memento from October 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  6. ^ Michael Groschek at the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia
  7. Michael Groschek ( Memento from June 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  8. ^ Board of the DWT