Dagmar Ziegler

Dagmar Ziegler is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Brandenburg since 2009.

Political career

Career in state politics

From 1994 until 2009, Ziegler was a member of the State Parliament of Brandenburg. In the government of Minister-President Matthias Platzeck, she served as State Minister of Finance and State Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Families.

Member of the German Parliament, 2009–present

Ziegler became a member of the Bundestag after the 2009 German federal election. From 2009 until 2013, shehas served as deputy chairwoman of the SPD parliamentary group under the leadership of chairman Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and the SPD following the 2013 federal elections, Ziegler was part of her party's delegation in the working group on families, women and equality, led by Annette Widmann-Mauz and Manuela Schwesig.
Since 2014, Ziegler has been serving on the parliament’s Council of Elders, which – among other duties – determines daily legislative agenda items and assigns committee chairpersons based on party representation. In 2018, she also joined the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development. She
In December 2019, Ziegler announced that she would not stand in the 2021 federal elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.

Other activities