since May 2012 I am Chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia. I was Previously a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament from 2000 to 2009. From September 2009 until July 2012 I was a member of the Bundestag, the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany.
I strongly believe that both individual and social development need freedom in order to grow. That is why we have to apply the concepts of liberalism to confront the challenges and opportunities of globalization and improve peoples lives worldwide - concepts such as human rights, rule of law, democracy, a free market economy and a fair distribution of prosperity, all of which should be based upon equal chances and individual performance.
The conditions for such a fair and open society are well educated individuals who feel responsible for their families, municipalities and towns, companies and for each other. Following our liberal approach freedom and responsibility are inseparable. My work, as a member of the State Parliament and a politician of the German Liberal Party, the Free Democratic Party (FDP), is based on these principles.
On this website you can find detailed information about my work. I regret that all further information will be published only in German.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to share your opinion. The easiest way to reach me is via E-Mail.
I look forward to hearing from you!