Thomas Schwager

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Thomas Schwager (* 1964 ; resident in Bichelsee-Balterswil ) is a Swiss politician ( Greens ).


Thomas Schwager trained as an environmental consultant at the University of Zurich . After working as managing director of the St. Gallen-Appenzell section of the Swiss Transport Club and a long-term position as regional manager for Mobility Carsharing , Schwager has been managing director of the Eastern Switzerland section of the tenants' association since 2019 . Thomas Schwager lives in St. Gallen .


Thomas Schwager was politicized in the 1980s in the anti-nuclear movement and in the peace movement . From 2004 to 2014 Schwager was a member of the city ​​parliament of St. Gallen, where he was a member of the property commission from 2005 to 2008 and of the works commission from 2005 to 2011. From 2009 to 2015 he was parliamentary group president of the Greens and in this capacity he was a member of the presidium of the city parliament.

After Franziska Wenk's resignation , Schwager was able to move up to the Cantonal Council of St. Gallen in 2015 . He has been a member of the IG Natur und Umwelt interest group of the Cantonal Council since 2017 and a member of the Justice Commission since 2019.

Thomas Schwager has been President of the Greens of the Canton of St. Gallen since 2015 and Co-Vice President of Green Switzerland since 2018.

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Individual evidence

  1. National Council elections 2015: Canton St. Gallen. Federal Chancellery, accessed on December 10, 2019 .
  2. New manager in MV Ostschweiz. Tenants' Association of Eastern Switzerland, accessed on December 10, 2019 .
  3. a b Council info: Thomas Schwager. Canton of St. Gallen, accessed on December 10, 2019 .
  4. Green chief in the service of tenants . In: . May 10, 2019 ( [accessed December 10, 2019]).
  5. ^ Members: Thomas Schwager. City of St. Gallen, accessed on December 10, 2019 .
  6. ^ Brother -in-law and Lüthi move up in the Cantonal Council . In: . May 8, 2015 ( [accessed December 10, 2019]).
  7. Thomas Schwager is the new President of the Greens . In: . June 8, 2015 ( [accessed December 10, 2019]).
  8. Presidium and management. Green Switzerland, accessed December 10, 2019 .