Michaela Engelmeier

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Michaela Engelmeier (2014)

Michaela Barbara Engelmeier (formerly Engelmeier-Heite, born October 10, 1960 in Hagen ) is a German politician ( SPD ). She was a member of the German Bundestag for 4 years and is a former member of the German judo national team for women.

Life and work

Engelmeier studied economics and is a state-certified and recognized educator . She finished her studies without a degree. She worked as a reference pedagogue and judo teacher at a special school for social and emotional development in Gummersbach and is Vice President of the State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia. Engelmeier was an active competitive athlete in the judo league for many years and a member of the German women's judo national team.

Since August 2018 she has headed the Berlin office of Makkabi Germany . In 2020 she was appointed to the newly created office of General Secretary of the German-Israeli Society .

Michaela Engelmeier has two children.


Since 2004 she has been a member of the district council of the Oberbergischer Kreis . She is the deputy regional chairwoman of the SPD Mittelrhein and assessor of the district association of the SPD Oberberg.


Michaela Engelmeier was a member of the German-Israeli parliamentary group.

Engelmeier repeatedly drew attention to one-sided and tendentious reporting at the expense of Israel . For example, she publicly criticized the short documentary “Tag der Nakba ” published on May 15, 2017 on the ZDFheute Facebook page . The manager in charge then removed the post from the social media platform.

Engelmeier is also involved in sports against racism and anti-Semitism. For example, she took a stand in incidents during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and called on the International Olympic Committee to take a stand against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination.


In 2005, 2009 and 2013 she ran for the German Bundestag in the Oberbergischer Kreis constituency, but was clearly defeated by the CDU candidate Klaus-Peter Flosbach . In 2013, however, it moved into the Bundestag via the SPD state list for North Rhine-Westphalia (list position 18). She was a member of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development, sports policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group in the sports committee and a member of the SPD parliamentary group executive.

At the federal party conference of the SPD in Dresden from November 13th to 15th, 2009 she was elected to the federal executive committee. She became one of 37 assessors and was assigned the task of “Children, Youth, Sport and Rural Areas”. On December 5, 2011 and December 2013, she was re- elected to the federal executive committee in the first ballot, although the number of assessors was reduced to 26.

In 2017, she ran again for the Bundestag in her constituency, but only achieved 26.7% and was again clearly defeated against the CDU candidate Carsten Brodesser . Due to the deteriorated results of her party, she was not able to enter the Bundestag again this time via the state list (list position 20). She left the Bundestag.

Web links

Commons : Michaela Engelmeier  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Michaela Engelmeier. SPD, archived from the original on December 16, 2015 ; accessed on July 31, 2018 : "Dropout after 7 semesters"
  2. Michaela Engelmeier-Heite re-elected as Vice President. SPD Oberbergischer Kreis, November 17, 2008, archived from the original on September 11, 2012 ; accessed on July 31, 2018 .
  3. Reiner Thies: Generation change in the SPD. In: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger . June 2, 2005, accessed July 31, 2018 . Christian Sasse: Michaela Engelmeier-Heite (SPD) introduces herself. In: NEWS-Oberberg.de. September 14, 2005, archived from the original on September 3, 2014 ; accessed on July 31, 2018 .
  4. ^ Frank Klemmer: Makkabi Germany: Michaela Engelmeier becomes head of the Berlin office. In: Oberbergische Volkszeitung . July 30, 2018, accessed July 31, 2018 .
  5. Michael Thaidigsmann: Michaela Engelmeier becomes Secretary General. In: www.juedische-allgemeine.de. April 3, 2020, accessed April 13, 2020 .
  6. Michaela Engelmeier: Israel. In: michaela-engelmeier.de. April 3, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017 .
  7. ^ Federal Parliament election 2013: Results of the Oberbergischer Kreis. Federal Returning Officer, 2013, accessed on September 29, 2017 .
  8. ^ Members of the Sports Committee - 18th Bundestag. German Bundestag , archived from the original on September 27, 2016 ; accessed on July 31, 2018 .
  9. ^ Election results of the party executive committee. SPD press release, December 5, 2011, archived from the original on March 2, 2012 ; accessed on July 31, 2018 .
  10. Federal Parliament election 2017: Results of the Oberbergischer Kreis. Federal Returning Officer, 2017, accessed on September 29, 2017 .
  11. Wolfgang Scholl: Radevormwald / Oberberg: Michaela Engelmeier also not about the SPD list in the Bundestag. In: RP Online . September 26, 2017, accessed July 31, 2018 .