Andreas Scheuer

Andreas Scheuer (born 26 September 1974 in Passau) is a German politician and member of the CSU party. From 15 December 2013 to 13 March 2018 he was Secretary General of the CSU. From 2009 to 2013 Scheuer was Parliamentary Secretary of State in the former Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development in the Cabinet Merkel II. Scheuer has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2002. In 2016 he was also elected district chairman of CSU Lower Bavaria.

Andreas Scheuer
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Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Assumed office
14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byChristian Schmidt (Acting)
Secretary General of the Christian Social Union
In office
15 December 2013 – 14 March 2018
LeaderHorst Seehofer
Preceded byAlexander Dobrindt
Succeeded byMarkus Blume
Parliamentary Secretary of State for Transport, Building and Urban Development
In office
18 October 2009 – 17 December 2013
ChancellorAngela Merkel
MinisterPeter Ramsauer
Preceded byKarin Roth
Succeeded byDorothee Bär
Member of the Bundestag
for Passau
Assumed office
18 September 2005
Preceded byKlaus Rose
Member of the Bundestag
for Bavaria
In office
22 September 2002 – 18 September 2005
Personal details
Born (1974-09-26) 26 September 1974 (age 46)
Passau, Bavaria, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partyCSU

Early life and educationEdit

Scheuer completed high school in 1994 in Passau. In 1998 he completed his first state examination in teaching at junior high schools. After that he achieved a master's degree in political science, economics and sociology at the University of Passau in 2001. In 2004 he completed a PhDr at Charles University Prague.

Political careerEdit

Scheuer has been a member of the CSU and the Junge Union (JU) since 1994. From 1997 to 2003 he was district chairman of the Junge Union Passau City. Between 1998 and 1999, he worked as adviser to Minister-President Edmund Stoiber of Bavaria.

From 1999 to 2001 Scheuer served on the JU German Council. From 2001 to 2003 he was a member of the JU board in the state of Bavaria. In 2001 Scheuer was also elected to the CSU district executive Lower Bavaria, from 2003 to 2007 he was district chairman of JU Lower Bavaria. In the 2003 election he joined the CSU district board of Passau City. From 1998 to 1999 he was an employee of Bavarian Minister President Edmund Stoiber. In 2002 he was also elected to the Passau city council.

In 2009, Scheuer initiated a cross-party group for the protection of antique cars.[1]

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) following the 2013 federal elections, Scheuer was part of the SPD delegation in the working group on transport, building and infrastructure, led by Peter Ramsauer and Florian Pronold.

Other activitiesEdit

Corporate boardsEdit

  • KfW, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors (since 2018)[2]
  • Klinik Prof. Schedel GmbH, Member of the Advisory Board

Non-profit organizationsEdit

  • Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Member of the Advisory Board[3]
  • German Deutsch-Tschechische und -Slowakische Gesellschaft (DTSG), Chairman
  • Frischluft, Member of the Board of Trustees[4]

In addition, Scheuer is a member of the broadcasting council of the German ZDF public television channel for the CSU party. In 2016 he demanded a "political aftermath" within the council because of the late reporting of the channel about the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany.[5]

Political positionsEdit

In June 2017, Scheuer voted against Germany’s introduction of same-sex marriage.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Scheuer was married to his first wife until 2011. He was later married to TV presenter Sabine Reisp from 2013 until 2018; the couple has a daughter.[7]


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