Thomas Keyßner

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Thomas Keyßner (born March 31, 1956 in Hof ) is a German lawyer and local politician ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ). Since 2008 he has been the 2nd mayor of the Lower Bavarian city of Landshut .


Thomas Keyßner (3rd from the right) with Mayor Hans Rampf (5th from the right) and representatives of the parliamentary group of the Greens

education and profession

Thomas Keyßner grew up in Coburg. After graduating from high school in 1975 at the Casimirianum high school and doing military service, he studied law in Munich and Geneva from 1976 to 1981 . This was followed by a legal clerkship and a brief activity as a lawyer . From 1984 on he worked as a consultant in the Bavarian State Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs and received his doctorate in 1985. In 1988 he came to the Landshut Social Court as a judge . In 2006 he moved to the Bavarian State Social Court in Munich as a judge . After his election as 2nd mayor of the city of Landshut, he left the judicial service in 2008 and has since been head of the integration office at the Bavarian Family and Social Center in Landshut.


His political career began in 1982 when he joined the Greens. From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the board of the Landshut district association. In the local elections in the spring of 1996, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen in Landshut recorded significant votes and Keyßner moved into Landshut's city council for the first time. He was elected chairman of the parliamentary group there and remained in this position until 2008. In 1998 and 2004 he ran unsuccessfully for the office of Lord Mayor. After the local elections in 2008 , in which Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen became the second largest parliamentary group with 17% of the vote, he was elected honorary second mayor.

In June 2010 he was a member of the 14th Federal Assembly for the election of the Federal President. In October 2010 he ran for the election of the mayor in Landshut, but could not prevail against the CSU candidate Hans Rampf with 26.43% .


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