With a clear majority: Greens nominated Rottmann as mayor candidate | Regional

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Greens nominated Rottmann as mayor candidate

Frankfurt – Now it’s official: The Greens are sending Bundestag deputy Manuela Rottmann (50) into the race as a candidate for Frankfurt’s mayor, Peter Feldmann, who was voted out.

On Saturday afternoon, the general meeting of the Greens followed the proposal of the selection committee, which had decided on Manuela Rottmann, with a clear majority. She received 209 of the 220 votes cast, which corresponds to a share of 94.1 percent. There were no other candidates in the voting.

Who is Manuela Rottmann?

Rottmann (50) was born in Lower Franconia, daughter of a police officer. She is divorced, has a son. The 50-year-old joined the Bavarian Greens as a student in 1991, and in the same year she graduated from high school in Hammelburg.

From 1991 to 1998, the Catholic studied political science, sociology, economics and law at the universities of Würzburg, Frankfurt and Aix-en-Provence. In 1998 she passed the first state examination in law in Frankfurt, immediately afterwards she became a research assistant at the Institute for Public Law at the University of Frankfurt.

From 1999 to 2001 she was spokeswoman for the district executive of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in Frankfurt. In the 2002 federal election, she ran as a direct candidate in the Frankfurt am Main I constituency. In 2004 she passed the second state examination in law in Hesse, in 2006 she received her doctorate (Dr. legal

From 2006 to 2012 she was head of the department for environment and health in Frankfurt, since 2011 also for human resources. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2017 and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture since December 8, 2021.

The Frankfurt mayoral election will take place on March 5th.

The head of the planning department, Mike Josef, is running for the SPD, the former mayor and treasurer Uwe Becker for the CDU, and Daniela Mehler-Würzbach, the left-wing city councillor.