Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU): Work, Health and Social Affairs
Not least because of the crown pandemic, Laumann is one of the most famous CDU ministers in the old government. The driver, born in 1957 in Riesenbeck in Münsterland, is one of the most eminent heads of the state-owned CDU. It was taken for granted that he would maintain his ministry. It is pragmatic and is something of the social conscience of the NRW-CDU. A descendant of a farming family, he has remained faithful to his homeland and fulfills terms such as “down-to-earth” and “close to people” with all his attitude. Matthias Heidmeier is the Secretary of State in the Ministry.
Herbert Reul (CDU): Interior
When Armin Laschet appointed Herbert Reul MEP to his cabinet in 2017 and entrusted him with the function of expelling the interior minister, it caused some surprise in Düsseldorf. But Reul quickly became acquainted with a hitherto unknown case and gained great recognition for his determined actions against pedophile crime. More controversial – also with the new coalition partner, the Greens – was his fight against “clan crime” and the tightening of police law. The politician, born in Langenfeld in 1952, is a friend of clear and simple words. As a result, he also became the driving force behind the CDU’s election campaign. Outgoing North Rhine-Westphalia Police Chief Daniela Lesmeister has been appointed Secretary of State.
Marcus Optendrenk: Finance
With Marcus Optendrenk, the proven financial policy of the CDU enters the front row. He was already the office manager at the Ministry of Finance. With the politician who was born in Nettetal in 1969, Wüst is safe in financially difficult times. Dirk Günnewig becomes secretary of state at the Ministry of Finance.
Dorothee Feller (CDU): School and Education
The Ministry of Education is one of the most complex departments that exist in state policy. Wüst entrusts this difficult position to the former mayor of the District of Münster. Negotiated a coalition agreement. Wüst appreciates that she “handles large administrative systems very professionallyAs Secretary of State, Urban Mauer is at her side.
Ina Scharrenbach (CDU): Home, community, construction and digitization
The Christian Democrat, born in Unna in 1976, already managed the house with many responsibilities in his last term. Only a little bit has changed in the cut. Digitization is new, it gave equality to Josefine Paul. An educated bank clerk and a graduate in business administration made a name for herself in North Rhine-Westphalia and was also elected to the federal board of the CDU in 2018. As construction minister, she was responsible for the controversial logging of Hambach in September 2018. The state secretaries are Daniel Sieveke and Josef Hovenjürgen.
Silke Gorißen (CDU): Agriculture and consumer protection
Silke Gorißen is the new face in the practice. The CDU politician, born in Kleve in 1971, was not elected administrator of the Kleve county until 2020. Gorißen is a qualified lawyer and one of the surprises in the new Wüst team. Martin Berges will work with her as secretary of state.
Ina Brandes (CDU): Culture and Science
Ina Brandes took over the Wüst Ministry of Transport in the fall of 2021, which now goes to the Greens. Brandes, born in Dortmund in 1977, quickly made a name for herself in the new position and therefore found herself in the earlier group of candidates for a ministerial post. She studied political science, history and English philology, and worked as a construction manager before entering Wüst’s office. He replaces the independent Isabell Pfeiffer-Poensgen as Minister of Culture. The Secretary of State is Gonca Türkeli-Dehnert, a former state government integration officer.
Nathanael Liminski (CDU): Head of the Chancellery of State and Minister for European, Federal Affairs and Media
He remains the head of the State Chancellery and is described in the highest tones by Wüst as “best for the job– he praised. Now he is promoted to the position of minister. Born in Bonn in 1985, Limiński quickly made a strong career. Armin Laschet became head of political talent at his state chancellery after his election victory in 2017. Limiński, whose reputation has surpassed him, “tall flyer” and “premature finisher“Being was a support for Laschet that cannot be overestimated. And also for the new Prime Minister Wüst, who took over as head of the Chancellery of State. In his youth, Limiński developed the opinion of a strictly conservative politician and was openly homophobic because of his statements. WDR Limiński said on Wednesday: “What I said then as a 20-year-old I would not say today“His comments would hurt a lot of people”and that’s why I’m sorrySr. Limiński’s increased power in the new government is also evidenced by the fact that he has three secretaries of state at his side: Markus Speich, Bernd Schulte and Andrea Milz.
Mona Neubaur (Greens), Deputy Prime Minister: Economy, Industry, Climate and Energy
Neubaur, who led the Greens to electoral success as the lead candidate, will run a “super ministry”. The system of economy, industry, climate and energy is the exact mirror image of the Habeck ministry in Berlin. A great challenge for the former president of the Greens. But in the election campaign and subsequent coalition negotiations, she was so convincing that she started with a lot of early praise. And she managed to bring Oliver Krischer to Düsseldorf. The “super ministry” will have two secretaries of state, Paul Höller and Silke Krebs.
Oliver Krischer (Greens): Environment, Nature Conservation and Traffic
The 52-year-old Krischer is currently Robert Habeck’s parliamentary secretary of state at the Ministry of Economy and Climate. A member of the Bundestag from Düren had earlier become famous in the opposition as an environmental politician. Krischer can attack, as is known from his speeches in the Bundestag. Now he has to conduct a ministry in a completely new shape. He studied biology in Aachen, but according to his own statements, he did not complete this degree. Krischer is supported by Secretary of State Viktor Haase.
Josefine Paul (Greens): Children, youth, family, equality, integration and escape
That the former leader of the Greens’ parliamentary group, Josefine Paul from Münster, was excluded from the ministry FDP-Best candidate Joachim Stamp inherits, to be expected. The 40-year-old has made a name for herself in the technical committee and in October 2020 she took over with Verena Schäffer, along with Verena Schäffer, chairman of the parliamentary group in silent shift. Paul studied history, political science and sociology in Braunschweig and Münster. Lorenz Bahr-Hedemann becomes secretary of state at the ministry.
Benjamin Limbach (Greens): Justice
Benjamin Limbach will be the new face in state policy. The former rector of the Federal University of Public Administration is a fully qualified lawyer. He is also no stranger to ministerial bureaucracy. A former judge at the Cologne Administrative Court has already held managerial positions at the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is the son of Jutta Limbach, former president of the Federal Constitutional Court. Daniela Brückner will become secretary of state in the Ministry of Justice.