Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann is federal deputy chairwoman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and member and regional chairwoman of FDP Düsseldorf.
Strack-Zimmermann read Journalism, Politics and German language and literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich before obtaining her PhD writing on the topic “Pictures of America: A Journalism Study on USA Reporting in ZDF television”. She was the publisher’s representative for the Nürnberg young readers’ book publisher Tessloff for 20 years and first mayor of state capital Düsseldorf for six years.
She joined the FDP in 1990 as a young mother with new problems looking to directly motivate change in order to improve the situation for her children. Now her interests and tasks focus on communal, social and health matters, and she still enjoys that her work instantly translates into change. In the Bundestag elections she ran in second position to Christian Lindner in Northrhine-Westphalia, being voted the nineteenth member in the German Bundestag. She is married to Horst Strack-Zimmermann and together they have a daughter and two sons.