• Since January 18, 2014 Hessian Minister of Justice

 

• February 2009 Hessian Minister for the Sciences and Arts

 

• 2001-2009 Speaker of the Hessian parliamentary group of the CDU for the Sciences and Arts

 

• Since June 12, 2010 Deputy chairwoman of the Hessian CDU

 

• Since 1998 Member of the Hessian executive committee of the CDU

 

• Since 2006 Regional Chairwoman of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Kassel

 

• Since 1997 Municipal Councillor in Kassel

 

• Since 1995 Member of the Hessian Parliament

 

• 1993-1995 Head of the office of the Mayor of the City of Kassel

 

• 1992-1993 Senior civil servant at the Ministry of Justice in Thuringia

 

• 1991-1992 Lecturer at a private training organization in Stendal

 

• 1991 Second State Examination in Law

 

• 1988 First State Examination in Law

 

• 1981-1988 Studied Law at the Universities of Würzburg and Göttingenn

 

• 1981 High School Graduation (German Abitur)