Tabea Roessner

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Tabea Rößner (born December 7, 1966 in Sassenberg ) is a German politician from Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and has been a member of the Bundestag since 2009 . As state board spokeswoman, she was one of the two chairmen of the Rhineland-Palatinate state association from November 2001 to November 2006 . From 1991 to 2009 she worked as a freelance editor and author in public and private radio, including the children's news program logo! . In October 2019 she ran for the Greens in the mayoral elections of the city of Mainz .

Family and studies

Tabea Rößner was born in 1966 as the fourth of six children to a pastor's family in Münsterland . At the age of twelve she moved with her family from Bielefeld to Olpe in the Sauerland . From 1985 to 1992 she studied musicology, art history and theater, film and television studies, first at the University of Cologne , then at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and graduated with a Magister Artium . From 1992 to 1994 she completed a postgraduate course in journalism with a minor in public law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz .

Rößner has been married to media lawyer Karl-Eberhard Hain since 2016, has two children from his first marriage and lives in Mainz.


Tabea Rößner joined the Greens in 1986. During her studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, she was involved in higher education policy bodies, she co-founded the Green University Group in 1987 and was a member of the convention from 1988 to 1991 .

In 1998 she became an assessor in the district board of the Mainz district association of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, where she became board spokeswoman in 1999, a position that she held until 2007. From 2001 to 2006, together with Manfred Seibel , she held the two-person spokesperson for the three-person state board of the Rhineland-Palatinate Greens. In 2002 she was a direct candidate in the Mainz constituency for Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and in May 2004 she was a member of the Federal Assembly .

In June 2004 she was elected to the Mainz City Council, of which she was a member until 2012. Until 2009 she was deputy parliamentary group spokesperson. In the list for the state elections on March 26, 2006 by Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Rhineland-Palatinate on June 4, 2005, Tabea Rößner was elected to 3rd place on the state list and thus stood as a candidate for the state parliament . However, the party just failed to reach the five percent hurdle .

In March 2009 she was elected to third place on the Rhineland-Palatinate state list for the 2009 Bundestag election and at the same time ran as a direct candidate in the Mainz constituency . With 12.6 percent of the first votes cast, she got the third-best result in her constituency, which was won by Ute Granold . Nevertheless, it moved into the Bundestag via the state list, as the Greens in Rhineland-Palatinate won a third seat in the German Bundestag for the first time in their history.

On December 1, 2012, Rößner was elected to number one on the state list for the 2013 Bundestag election at the state delegates' assembly of her party with 175 of 187 votes and moved back to the Bundestag during the election. Until 2017 she was spokeswoman for media policy, creative industries and digital infrastructure of the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen parliamentary group, member of the committee for culture and media and deputy member in the committee for economy and energy , in the committee for digital agenda as well as in the committee for transport and digital infrastructure . Together with Erwin Rüddel and Detlev Pilger, she founded the intergroup railway noise parliamentary group.

On December 11, 2016, she was re-elected as the top candidate of the Rhineland-Palatinate Greens in the 2017 federal election and received 93.9 percent of the vote. In her third electoral term, Rößner is a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection and a deputy member of the Committee on Digital Agenda, Committee on Culture and Media and the Artificial Intelligence Study Commission . For her parliamentary group, she is the spokesperson for network policy and consumer protection. With Ursula Groden-Kranich and Ulli Nissen , she founded the intergroup parliamentary group for aircraft noise.

Politically, she was particularly active against the construction of a coal-fired power plant on Ingelheimer Aue in Mainz, which was planned by the Mainz-Wiesbaden power plants and on whose supervisory board she has been a member since 2010. She is also active against right-wing extremism . She is the deputy chairwoman of the "Rheinhessen gegen Rechts" association. As an opponent of the expansion of Frankfurt Airport, Rößner is committed to fighting aircraft noise in particular and traffic noise in general.

With her entry into the Bundestag, her focus is on broadband expansion and media independence. With an original application by the Bundestag parliamentary group, which the SPD parliamentary group initially did not want to join, it was the driving force behind a norm review procedure finally submitted by the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hamburg in 2011 to the Federal Constitutional Court on the ZDF state treaty in the Brender case . As a result of the ruling in 2014, the number of politicians on the ZDF Board of Directors and the ZDF TV Council was severely limited.

In June 2019, she announced her candidacy for the mayoral elections in Mainz on October 27, 2019. She received 22.5 percent of the votes cast and was eliminated in third place after the first ballot.


Rößner is a member of the European Union parliamentary group of the German Bundestag . Since 2010 she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fridtjof Nansen Academy for Civic Education at the Ingelheim Training Center . Since 2011 she has been a member and board member of the Bundesverband Smart City eV based in Mainz.


Web links

Commons : Tabea Rößner  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Results: Wahlkreis 206 , Landesliste ( Memento from November 3, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Green Party Congress in Lahnstein: Tabea Rößner in first place for the 2013 federal election . Rhein-Zeitung , December 1, 2012, accessed on September 25, 2017.
  3. Tabea Rößner | Extra income
  4. Tabea Rößner | Letter to the people of Mainz
  5. Election date  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the website of the city of Mainz, accessed on June 22, 2019@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  6. Mayor election in Mainz from October 27, 2019, accessed on October 27, 2019
  7. Imprint - Bundesverband Smart City eV Archived from the original on August 2, 2017 ; accessed on August 1, 2017 .