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Jens Spahn

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance

Born in Ahaus on 16 May 1980
Roman Catholic

Year

Professional career

1999

Graduated from Episcopal Canisius School, Ahaus

1999-2001

Completed an apprenticeship at Westdeutsche Landesbank in Münster, worked there as a bank clerk

2017

Graduated with a Master of Arts in political science from the FernUniversität in Hagen

Political career

1995

Joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)

1998-2005

Chair of the Borken branch of the Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ)

1999-2006

Chair of the county branch of the Junge Union, the CDU’s youth section, in Borken

1999-2009

Member of Ahaus town council

2002-present

Member of the German Bundestag
Member of the “Young Group” of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group

2005-present

Chair of the CDU county branch in Borken
Member of the CDU’s Small and Medium-Sized Business Association

2005-2009

Spokesperson for the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag Committee on Health
2009-2015Health spokesperson of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
Member of Borken county council

2012-present

Member of the Executive Board of the CDU

2013-present

Chair of the German-Dutch Parliamentary Friendship Group

2014-present

Member of the CDU Presidency

3 July 2015-present

Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance

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