Frank Sitta
Frank Sitta in 2015
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
2017
Personal details
Born (1978-06-30) 30 June 1978 (age 42)
Sangerhausen, East Germany
(now Germany)
NationalityGerman
Political partyFDP
Children2

Frank Sitta (born 30 June 1978) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Saxony-Anhalt since 2017.[1]

Early life and career

After graduating from the Thomas-Müntzer-Gymnasium in Halle and completing his civilian service, Sitta studied political science and economics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and obtained the academic degree of Diplom-Political Scientist.

In 2008 Sitta founded his current company, Sitta Kongress- und Eventmanagement GmbH.[2] In addition, Sitta completed training as a European Event Manager at the European Media and Event Academy in Baden-Baden in 2009.

Political career

In 2001 Sitta joined the FDP. He became a member of the Bundestag in the 2017 German federal election, representing Halle.[3] He has since been serving as one of his parliamentary group’s chairpersons, under the leadership of Christian Lindner. In this capacity, he oversees the group’s legislative initiatives on digitisation; transport and digital infrastructure; construction, housing, urban development and local authorities; environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety; agriculture and food.[4] In addition, he is a member of the German Parliamentary Friendship Group with Cyprus and Malta.

In July 2020, Sitta announced that he would not stand in the 2021 federal elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Frank Sitta | Abgeordnetenwatch". www.abgeordnetenwatch.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  2. ^ "Sitta Kongress- und Eventmanagement GmbH". www.sitta.de. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  3. ^ WELT (2020-02-06). "Sachsen-Anhalts Politik diskutiert weiter Kemmerich-Wahl". DIE WELT. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  4. ^ "Fraktionsvorstand". Fraktion der Freien Demokraten im Deutschen Bundestag (in German). Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. ^ Kai Gauselmann (July 8, 2020), In Kritik geraten FDP-Landeschef: Frank Sitta kündigt Rückzug an Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.