Mechthild Heil
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Mechthild Heil in 2020
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1961-08-23) 23 August 1961 (age 60)
Andernach, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partyCDU
Alma materUniversity of Kaiserslautern

Mechthild Heil (née Rumpf, born 23 August 1961) is a German architect and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 2009.[1]

Political career

Heil first became a member of the Bundestag in the 2009 German federal election.[2] She served on the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs (2009-2010) and the Sports Committee (2009-2013) before moving to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection 2013.[3]

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of the Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2013 elections, Heil was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on the environment and agriculture, led by Katherina Reiche and Ute Vogt. In similar negotiations following the 2017 federal elections, she was part of the working group on internal and legal affairs, led by Thomas de Maizière, Stephan Mayer and Heiko Maas. From 2018 to 2021, she chaired the Committee on Building, Housing, Urban Development and Local Government.

Other activities

Political positions

In June 2017, Heil voted against her parliamentary group’s majority and in favor of Germany's introduction of same-sex marriage.[4]


  1. ^ "Mechthild Heil | Abgeordnetenwatch". (in German). Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Mechthild Heil". CDU/CSU-Fraktion. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "German Bundestag - Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection". German Bundestag. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ Diese Unionsabgeordneten stimmten für die Ehe für alle Die Welt, June 30, 2017.