Rainer Gögele

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Rainer Gögele (2010)

Rainer Gögele (born July 26, 1956 in Feldkirch ) is an Austrian politician ( ÖVP ). From 2011 to 2012 he was regional councilor in the Vorarlberg state government . Before that, he had been a member of the ÖVP in the Vorarlberg state parliament since 2004 and club chairman of the ÖVP parliamentary group in the state parliament (since December 13, 2006). In addition to his regional council office, he was also chairman of the ÖAAB in Vorarlberg and district party chairman of the ÖVP Vorarlberg in the Feldkirch district .

Political career

Rainer Gögele began his political career in 1990 as a member of the municipal council in his home town of Mäder . In 1993 he was elected to the local council, and in 1999 he was elected vice mayor of the community for the first time.

Rainer Gögele was elected to the Vorarlberg state parliament for the first time in the course of the 2004 state elections . For the parliamentary group of the ÖVP, Gögele was spokesman for spatial planning and community development until his election as club chairman, he was also deputy chairman of the state parliament culture committee and a member of the legal committee, social policy committee, environmental committee and ombudsman committee and substitute member in the energy policy committee, finance committee, control committee, agricultural committee, Sports Committee and Economic Committee. After the resignation of state governor Bischof due to illness and the advancement of Markus Wallner into the state government , Gögele became his successor on December 13, 2006 as club chairman of the ÖVP parliamentary group in the state parliament.

After Governor Herbert Sausgruber announced his resignation in autumn 2011 and Markus Wallner , the previous governor, was elected as his successor, Rainer Gögele moved up to the office of the State Councilor for Health and Building Construction on December 7, 2011. His successor as club chairman of the ÖVP was Roland Breakfast , and Alexander Muxel succeeded him in the Landtag mandate that had become vacant .

On June 1, 2012, Rainer Gögele announced in a surprising step for personal reasons his immediate resignation as regional councilor, ÖAAB chairman and district party chairman in the Feldkirch district. He was succeeded as State Health Councilor on June 6, 2012 by the previous State Medical Director Christian Bernhard . Almost three years later, after the municipal council election in 2015 , Rainer Gögele was re-elected Vice Mayor in his home municipality of Mäder in April 2015 .

Civil profession

Gögele studied teaching for Latin and religion at the University of Innsbruck and obtained a master's degree in the former and a doctorate in the latter . Because of his pragmatism, he was also given the professional title of Professor. Until his election as club chairman, Gögele was an AHS teacher for Latin, previously also for the Catholic religion at the Feldkirch grammar school . Due to an internal regulation of the diocese of Feldkirch, he was no longer allowed to teach the latter since he was a member of the state parliament. After his election as club chairman of the ÖVP in the state parliament , he gave up his teaching profession due to time constraints.

After leaving state politics, he resumed teaching Latin and religion at the BORG Dornbirn-Schoren in the 2012/13 winter semester.


Rainer Gögele is married, has two children and lives in Mäder .

Web links

Commons : Rainer Gögele  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Not always voted for the ÖVP. In: Vorarlberg Online (VOL.at). October 14, 2011, accessed February 14, 2019 .
  2. ^ Provincial Councilor Gögele has resigned. In: ORF Vorarlberg. June 1, 2012, accessed on January 20, 2013 (R. Gögele in conversation with David Breznik).
  3. Heated discussion after the swearing-in of the Landesrat. In: ORF Vorarlberg. June 6, 2012, accessed January 20, 2013 .
  4. Rainer Gögele becomes Vice Mayor. In: New Vorarlberger daily newspaper . April 14, 2015, accessed November 23, 2017 .
  5. a b Klaus Hämmerle: Return to the table and the break bell. In: Vorarlberger Nachrichten . November 30, 2018, accessed February 13, 2019 .
  6. Sonja Schlingensiepen: The right decision was made. Interview with Rainer Gögele. In: Vorarlberg Online . September 12, 2012, accessed January 20, 2013 .