Andreas Bovenschulte
President of the Senate and Mayor of Bremen
Assumed office
15 August 2019
DeputyMaike Schaefer
Preceded byCarsten Sieling
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the Bremen Parliamment
In office
7 June 2019 – 15 August 2019
DeputyPetra Krümpfer
Preceded byBjörn Tschöpe
Succeeded byMustufa Güngör
Mayor of Weyhe
In office
25 May 2014 – 3 July 2019
DeputyIna Pundsack-Bleith
Preceded byFrank Lemmermann
Succeeded byFrank Siedel
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Bremen
In office
5 June 2010 – 31 December 2013
DeputySarah Ryglewski
Elias Tsartilidis
Preceded byUwe Beckmeyer
Succeeded byDieter Reinken
Personal details
Born (1965-08-11) 11 August 1965 (age 56)
Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partySocial Democratic Party

Andreas Bovenschulte (born 11 August 1965) is a German lawyer and politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who has been serving as the President of the Senate and Mayor of Bremen since 2019.

Early life and education

Bovenschulte was born 1965 in Hildesheim and studied jurisprudence at the University of Bremen.

Political career

In the late 1980s, Bovenschulte served as the University of Bremen’s student council president.[1]

From 2010 to 2013 Bovenschulte was chairman of the SPD in Bremen and since August 2019 he is ruling mayor of Bremen.[2]

As one of the state's representatives at the Bundesrat, Bovenschulte serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and on the Committee on Defence.[3] On behalf of the SPD, he coordinated the Bundesrat’s selection of new judges for the Federal Constitutional Court in 2020.[4]

Other activities


  1. ^ Tyler Marshall (14 November 1989), Migrants From East Straining Housing, Other Resources in W. Germany: Refugees: Tensions rise as the nation struggles to cope with what one official called a ‘catastrophe.’ Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Bremen: So tickt Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD)". 8 July 2019 – via
  3. ^ Andreas Bovenschulte Bundesrat.
  4. ^ Anne Hähnig, Martin Machowecz and Heinrich Wefing (July 1, 2020), Ines Härtel: Eine Richterin als der ultimative Kompromiss Die Zeit.
  5. ^ Bernd Westphal und Anke Rehlinger koordinieren neu konstituierten Politischen Beirat des SPD-Wirtschaftsforums Business Forum of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, press release of July 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees Cultural Foundation of the German States (KdL).
  7. ^ Editorial board spw – Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft’'.
  8. ^ About us Wilhelm and Helene Kaisen Foundation.