She was 2001-2008 Senator for Social and Family Affairs and since 2004 also Deputy Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Since 1 May 2006, she also led the field of health policy ( formerly the Senator Jörg Dräger ) and became President of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Family, Health and Consumer Protection.
Education and work
After attending high school, and then from 1964 to 1966 the State Trade and Higher Commercial School in Hamburg Birgit Schnieber- Jastram worked in Hamburg and Bonn until 1970 in advertising and public relations agencies. After she had in 1968 attended a course for young journalists of the Christian Press Academy, she worked from 1971 to 1979 as an editor for the publishing markets & Media GmbH in Hamburg.
From 1983 to 1994 she headed the Hamburg constituency office of the CDU Bundestag Volker Ruhe.
Birgit Schnieber- Jastram comes from an old family in Hamburg. She is married and has two children.
Since 1981 she is a member of the CDU since 1992 and deputy chairwoman of the CDU in Hamburg.
Member of Parliament
From 1986 to 1994 Birgit Schnieber- Jastram was a member of the Hamburg Parliament. Here she was 1991-1994 President of social committee next 1993-1994 deputy chairman of the ruling CDU party. Since May 7, 2008, it is again a member of the Hamburg Parliament. She is a member in Europe and in the cultural, creative Business and Tourism Committee.
From 1994 until her retirement on 7 November 2001 she was a member of the German Bundestag. Here she was from 1998 to 2000 social policy spokesperson and then to 2001, parliamentary secretary of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group. In the Bundestag Birgit Schnieber- Jastram is always drawn on a state list of Hamburg.
In the European elections in 2009, she moved over the national list Hamburg the CDU in the European Parliament.
On 31 October 2001 she was appointed as a Senator for Social and Family Affairs in the run by Ole von Beust Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. After the early parliamentary election in 2004, when the CDU was able to achieve an absolute majority, she was also appointed to the Second Mayor on 17 March 2004. When, after the state election, 2008, the first black -green coalition was formed at the country level, different Schnieber- Jastram out of the Senate. Their successors were her State Dietrich Wersich as president of the social authority and the new School Senator Christa Goetsch as Deputy Mayor.