Miriam greetings

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Greetings from Miriam in 2009 at a speech at the 60th party congress of the FDP Bavaria .

Miriam Greeting , b. Krebs, (born December 3, 1975 in Bobingen ) is a German politician ( FDP ). From 2009 to 2013 she was General Secretary of the FDP Bavaria and from 2009 to 2011 one of six deputy FDP parliamentary group leaders .

Life and work

After graduating from high school in Königsbrunn in 1994, Miriam Gruß initially studied law at the University of Augsburg until 1997 . From 1996 she completed a degree in political science at the University of Politics in Munich and the University of Augsburg, which she completed in 2001 with a degree in political science. She then worked as a freelance business consultant at MLP AG in Munich and Augsburg until 2005 . In addition, she was a part-time trainer at the MLP Corporate University in Heidelberg from 2003 to 2005 . Since 2005 she has been a doctoral candidate with Peter Guggemos , the working title of her doctorate is “Making Third Sector Economics more effective using the example of social enterprises in England and other European countries”.

Miriam Gruß is married and has two children.

Political party

She has been a member of the FDP since 1997. After Miriam Gruß was deputy chairwoman of the FDP district association Augsburg-Stadt since 1999, she was elected chairwoman of the FDP district association Augsburg-Stadt in 2003. Since 2005 she has also been chairwoman of the FDP district association in Swabia . On February 14, 2009, at the suggestion of Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of the FDP state party congress, she was elected General Secretary of the FDP Bavaria and thus succeeded Martin Zeil . At the state party conference in 2011, she was only just confirmed in office with 54% of the votes.

In June 2010 she was elected to a program commission, which is to develop a new basic program for the FDP.

Since June 18, 2017 she has been the 1st mayor of the city of Gundelfingen an der Donau .


From 2005 to 2013 she was a member of the German Bundestag . There she was family spokeswoman of the FDP - Bundestag faction .

In the German Bundestag she sat in the committee for family, senior citizens, women and youth and in the committee for labor and social affairs and a deputy member of the commission for the perception of the interests of children and in the subcommittee “ civic engagement . One of her initiatives was the demand to anchor the rights of children in the Basic Law. This demand was made in a speech by the Federal Chancellor at an event organized by the “Germany for Children” initiative on August 29, 2006. Building on this, Miriam Gruß started a cross-party initiative on this topic.

She became known to a wider public when, in March 2006, she suggested that national soccer coach Jürgen Klinsmann should be quoted before the sports committee of the German Bundestag after losing an international match .

Miriam Gruß moved into the Bundestag via the Bavarian State List . Your constituency is Augsburg-Stadt .

On October 26, 2009, Greetings from the FDP parliamentary group was elected as one of the six deputy chairmen. On May 10, 2011 she ran again as deputy group leader and lost the vote against her opponent Martin Lindner with 42:46 votes.

Due to the failure of the FDP to pass the five percent hurdle in the 2013 Bundestag election , it is no longer represented in the 18th Bundestag.


  • Political leadership requires motivation and passion. In: Regina Jankowitsch, Annette Zimmer (ed.): Political Leadership . Approaches from science and practice, polisphere. Berlin / Munich / Brussels 2008.
  • A liberal family picture for tomorrow. In: Philipp Rösler / Christian Lindner (eds.): Freedom: felt - thought - lived. VS-Verlag, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-531-16387-1 .

Web links

Commons : Miriam Greeting  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. Miriam greetings . Miriam greetings. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  2. Secretary General as a lightning rod . Southgerman newspaper. April 12, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  3. fdk press service of the FDP ( Memento from December 16, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 154 kB)
  4. Netzeitung, March 4, 2006: Politicians put pressure on Klinsmann ( Memento from March 14, 2012 in the Internet Archive )