Associated with the Christian Democratic Union, this German politician offered his country’s Karlsruhe-Land constituency in Parliament and in addition held membership within the EUROPEAN Union and in the Council of European countries Parliamentary Assembly. He started his parliamentary profession in the past due 1990s. In early 2009, he changed English politician Edward O’Hara as Chairman from the Technology and Aerospace Committee. A indigenous of Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, he wedded double and fathered six kids. He and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both became a member of the Christian Democratic Union politics party.