Life and work
After graduating from high school in 1982 at the Städtisches Gymnasium am Wirteltor in Düren , Rachel completed a degree in political science , history and constitutional law at the University of Bonn , which he completed in 1992 as a Magister Artium . During his studies he worked from 1986 to 1987 as an assistant to Matthias Wissmann, member of the Bundestag .
After completing his studies, he took over the management of the Bonn office of the steel trade association in 1992 . From 1994 to 2004 he was deputy head of the Department of Fundamental Issues and Foreign Trade at the German Steel Federation in Düsseldorf . In November 2015 Rachel was elected as a member of the EKD Council.
Thomas Rachel is married and has one daughter.
Rachel was deputy chairman of the CDU district association Düren-Jülich from 1989 to 2012 and since 1991 a member of the CDU state executive in North Rhine-Westphalia . Since March 16, 2012 he has been the district chairman of the CDU district association Düren-Jülich .
He has been a member of the federal executive committee of the Evangelical Working Group of the CDU since 1995 and has been the federal chairman of the Evangelical Working Group of the CDU / CSU since 2003 .
From 1995 to 2001 Rachel was also a member of the federal board of the CDU / CSU- Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsvereinigung . Since November 2010 he has been an assessor in the North Rhine-Westphalia CDU.
From 1999 to 2002 he was deputy chairman of the Enquête Commission on Globalization of the World Economy and from 2003 to 2005 spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the Enquête Commission on Ethics and Law in Modern Medicine .
Thomas Rachel entered the Bundestag in 1998 and 2002 via the state list of North Rhine-Westphalia and otherwise always as a directly elected member of the Düren constituency . In the 2009 Bundestag election , he received 46.37% of the first votes , in the 2013 Bundestag election a total of 50.33% of the votes and in the 2017 Bundestag election only 41.9% of the votes.
On November 22, 2005 Rachel was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Education and Research in the federal government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel . He was a member of the Merkel I , Merkel II and Merkel III cabinets and also holds this position in the Merkel IV cabinet .
- Website by Thomas Rachel
- Biography at the German Bundestag
- CV at the CDU / CSU parliamentary group
- Literature by and about Thomas Rachel in the catalog of the German National Library
- EKD.de: Evangelical Church has a new council
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (CDU), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17th May 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Düren|