Caren Marks

Caren Marks is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Lower Saxony since 2002. Since 2013, she has been serving as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Political carer

Marks first became a member of the Bundestag in the 2002 German federal election. She is Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
In the negotiations to form a fourth coalition government under Merkel's leadership following the 2017 federal elections, Marks was part of the working group on families, women, seniors and youth, led by Annette Widmann-Mauz, Angelika Niebler and Katarina Barley.
In July 2019, Marks announced that she would not stand in the 2021 federal elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.