Paul Wengert

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Photo: Paul Wengert (SPD parliamentary group 2017)

Paul Raphael Wengert (born November 18, 1952 in Ellwangen (Jagst) ) is a German local and state politician ( SPD ). He was a member of the Bavarian State Parliament from the 2008 legislative period until the 2018 state elections . Before that, he was Lord Mayor of Augsburg and First Mayor of Füssen .


Wengert grew up in Ellwangen, attended grammar school there and temporarily worked for the Aalener Volkszeitung. He has been a member of the SPD since 1972. From 1974 to 1979 he studied law , economics and theology at the University of Würzburg . After his successful doctorate as Dr. iur. utr. In 1982 he first worked as a criminal judge at the Augsburg district court and as a public prosecutor at the Augsburg public prosecutor's office .

From 1984 Wengert worked increasingly on his political career; at this time he became deputy chairman of the SPD and local council in Horgau . Two years later he became first chairman and from 1987 worked as a judge at the Augsburg District Court. Wengert was a member of the Presidium of the Bavarian City Council from 1996 to 2008 and a member of the board of the Bavarian State SPD from 1997 to 2001 .


Mayor of Füssen

From 1990 to 2002 Wengert worked as the professional first mayor in Füssen.

Lord Mayor of Augsburg

In 2002 Wengert became Lord Mayor of Augsburg and stayed that way for a term before he was not re-elected in early 2008. The projects of Wengert's “Rainbow Coalition” ( SPD , Greens , FBU , FW , ödp ) included the planning of the construction of a Bundesliga suitable stadium for FC Augsburg ( impuls arena ), the reconstruction of the B17 urban motorway and the construction of a new one City library as well as numerous initiatives for civic engagement and integration.

Wengert was nominated for the World Mayor Award 2006 for the commitment of the city of Augsburg after the tsunami disaster in 2004 and came in sixth in the end. On March 16, 2008 Paul Wengert lost with 44.1% to 55.9% in the runoff election for Mayor of Augsburg against the CSU candidate Kurt Gribl . He was the first incumbent Lord Mayor of Augsburg since the Second World War to run for re-election and not be elected.

Member of the state parliament

In the run-up to the election, Wengert was nominated as a direct candidate for constituency 711 Marktoberdorf and also placed third on the SPD list of Swabians . In his constituency he received 14% and was third-placed after Angelika Schorer ( CSU ) (48.2%) and Herbert Heissler ( Free Voters ) (15.6%), but was able to enter the state parliament via the state list. Wengert has not been represented in the state parliament since the 2018 state elections.


At the beginning of April 2008, after his defeat in the mayor election, Wengert announced that he was leaving Augsburg with his family. Wengert lives in Füssen again today. He is married and has two grown daughters.


  • 1996: Bavarian Fire Brigade Honor Medal
  • 2002: Golden Ring of Honor of the City of Füssen
  • 2008: Golden Ring of Honor of the City of Augsburg
  • 2013: Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany

Web links

Commons : Paul Wengert  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Direct candidate in Ostallgäu - 3rd place in Swabia. Archived from the original on November 6, 2008 ; Retrieved June 25, 2013 .
  2. ^ Result district 711 Marktoberdorf