ⓘ Markus Kurth, politician. Markus Kurth is a German politician. Born in Beuel, North Rhine-Westphalia, he represents the Alliance 90The Greens. Markus Kurth has ..

                                     

ⓘ Markus Kurth (politician)

Markus Kurth is a German politician. Born in Beuel, North Rhine-Westphalia, he represents the Alliance 90/The Greens. Markus Kurth has served as a member of the Bundestag from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2002.

                                     

1. Life

After graduating from high school in 1985 at the Kardinal-Frings-Gymnasium in Bonn, Kurth did his civilian service with the Caritas Association Bonn until 1987 and then studied political science at the Free University of Berlin, which he completed in 1993 with a degree in political science. He then worked as a research assistant at the Department of Sociology at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf from 1994 to 1997 and as a freelance political consultant from 1997 to 1998. In 1998, he joined the Initiativkreis Emscherregion as a research associate and in 2002 took over the responsibilities of an education manager at the Heinrich Boll Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia. He became member of the bundestag after the 2002 German federal election. He is a member of the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs and spokesman for his group on pension policy.