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Johannes Kahrs

Date and place of birth: 15 September 1963, Bremen, Germany
1986 – 1987 Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
1987 – 1995 Law Universities of Hamburg and Berlin; degree attained: lawyer
Work Experience:
1991 – 1998 Head of Department at SAGA (state housing company)
1991 – 1995 Personal Assistant of Günter Elste, floor leader of the Social Democratic parliamentary group of the „Hamburger Bürgerschaft“
1989 – 1991 Personal Assistant of Alfons Pawelczyk, member of the Hamburger Bürgerschaft (Federal State Parliament), former Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Senator of the Interior

Bundestag, from 1998:

  • Member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 1998 as the representative of the constituency of Hamburg-Mitte
  • Member of the Budget and Appropriation Committee, main rapporteur (for the SPD faction of the German Bundestag) on the budget of the Federal Ministry for Construction, City Development and Traffic since 2009, formerly main rapporteur on the defence budget and the budget of the Bundestag
  • Member of the Committee on Public Accounts
  • (Alternate) Member of the Defence Committee


  • German Parliamentary Association
  • German Atlantic Society
  • Association of the German Army

Military service:

  • Military Service and Reserve Officer training, Panzergrenadier (armoured infantry); present rank: Lieutenant Colonel of the Reserve Army.