Mayor Dr. Ulf Kämpfer

Dr Ulf Kämpfer (SPD) has been Mayor of the Land Capital Kiel since 24 April 2014.

The lawyer and Secretary of State of the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Environment won 63.12 per cent of the votes as the joint candidate for SPD, the Greens (Grünen) and SSW in the fifth direct elections for Kiel’s Mayor on 23 March 2014.

Mayor Kämpfer is also responsible for the industry sector at Kiel Town Hall. His department includes the Press and Public Relations Office, the Legal Office, the Audit Office, the Department of Economic Affairs, the Office for Equality and Land Capital Kiel’s investment management company Eigenbetrieb Beteiligungen. 

Oberbürgermeister Dr. Ulf Kämpfer
Oberbürgermeister Dr. Ulf Kämpfer (Foto: Marco Knopp)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 16 June 1972 
    Born in Eutin
  • 1991 
    Abitur (equivalent to A-levels) at Gymnasium Schloss Plön
  • 1991 to 1992
    Civilian service in Hamburg: Intensive support for mentally and physically disabled people, Hamburg
  • 1993 to 1998
    Studied Law and Philosophy in Göttingen and Galway/Ireland, 1st State Examination in Law
  • 1998 to 2000 
    Academic assistant to Member of the German Bundestag Dr Michael Bürsch
  • 2000 to 2001
    Research stay at Columbia University in New York as a scholarship candidate of the German National Academic Foundation
  • June 2003
    Doctorate in Constitutional Law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • May 2004
    2nd State Examination in Law
  • July 2004 to September 2005
    Member of staff of the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Environment and Agriculture
  • October 2005 to December 2007
    Member of staff of the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Justice, Employment and European Affairs
  • January 2008 to June 2012
    Family court judge, civil court judge, standing judge and mediator at Kiel Local Court (Amtsgericht Kiel), most recently appointed to the Higher Regional Court in Schleswig (Oberlandesgericht Schleswig)
  • June 2012 to April 2014
    Secretary of State and Head of the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein
  • 23 March 2014
    Directly elected Mayor of the Land Capital Kiel
  • 24 April 2014
    Assumes office as Mayor of the Land Capital Kiel (term: six years)

Dr Ulf Kämpfer is married and has one son.


Kontakt und weitere Informationen

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