Otmar Bernhard

Otmar Bernhard ( born October 6, 1946 in Munich) is a Bavarian state politician (CSU ) and a member of the Bavarian Landtag. He was Secretary of State from 2005 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2008 Bavarian State Minister for the Environment, Consumer Protection and Health.



Otmar Bernhard was in 1966 at the Ludwig -Gymnasium in Munich city district Sendling -Westpark graduated from high school and then studied law at the Ludwig- Maximilians- University of Munich. In 1975, he passed the second state examination in law and his doctorate in 1976 on the topic " proposals for the reorganization of the Baubodenmarktes and their conformity with the Basic Law." After Bernhard entered the higher administrative service of the State of Bavaria.

From 1979 to 1987, Bernhard office manager of the Bavarian State Minister for Federal Affairs and European Affairs, Peter Schmidhuber. In 1988 he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the CSU parliamentary group and joined in 1989 as Ministerial in the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance.


He is a member of the CSU since 1970. Bernhard was county chairman of the CSU Munich - West by 1999 to 2004. September 18, 2004 he was elected District Chairman of the Munich CSU after Monika hollow Meier had resigned in connection with the "Munich CSU affair" of this office. He is a member of the CSU Board and the SME Union.

Political offices

On October 14, 1990 Otmar Bernhard was first selected for the voting district München- Pasing a member of the Bavarian Parliament, a mandate that he has held continuously ever since. He was from 1994 to December 2005, Deputy Chairman of the CSU parliamentary group, in charge of economic, financial and tax policy. Since 1990 he has chaired several committees of inquiry, including the committee of inquiry to investigate the processes involved in the country's housing and urban mbH Bavaria (LWS ). He was also from 1990 to November 2005 Member of the Committee on State Budget and financial matters of the Bavarian Landtag. He is currently a member of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology.

November 29, 2005 Bernhard was appointed State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment, Health and Consumer Protection, replacing in this function Emilia Müller, Minister of State for Federal and European Affairs was at the same time.

Minister of State for Environment, Consumer Protection and Health

From Prime Minister Günther Beck Bernhard Stein was appointed on 16 October 2007 as the successor to Werner Schnappauf Minister of State for the Environment, Consumer Protection and Health. Prime Minister Horst Seehofer did not call him again in the state government, from which he therefore retired in October 2008.


Otmar Bernhard is married to Gisela Mayrhofer since 2003. He worked as a lawyer in Munich until his appointment to the Bavarian state government and has included this activity again in November 2008.


On 20 June 2001 Otmar Bernhard was awarded by Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber, the Bavarian Order of Merit. On 20 February 2008 Landtagspräsident Alois has excellent luck in Maximilianeum Otmar Bernhard with the Bavarian Constitution Medal in gold.


" Otmar Bernhard, it is now so judge should ameliorate what has fallen apart in the Munich CSU through the power struggles in the east of Munich and the trial of former CSU hopes of those in the appeal further trouble threatens, because then unpack really want. Otmar Bernhard may be new office to which the delegates will it likely to choose the end of September, so far tackle without bias, as he always kept out [ has ] from the power struggles, which in the Munich CSU snake pit with much fervor - and also a certain degree of criminal energy - were out. "