Minister of the Interior

Thomas Strobl

Porträt von Innenminister Thomas Strobl. Quelle: Laurence Chaperon

Thomas Strobl is Minister of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration and also Deputy Minister-President.

Thomas Strobl was born on 17 March 1960 in Heilbronn. He took his A-levels in 1979 at the Robert-Mayer Grammar School in Heilbronn. He studied law in Heidelberg and completed his degree with the second state law examination.

From 1992 to 1996 he worked as a parliamentary advisor in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg.
Thomas Strobl began his political career in 1989 as a town councillor on the Heilbronn municipal council. From 1998 he had a seat in the German Bundestag (Federal Parliament) having been elected by direct mandate by the constituency of Heilbronn.

From 2005 to 2011, Thomas Strobl was secretary general of the CDU in Baden-Württemberg, and in 2011 became party leader of the CDU in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2012 he has also been national deputy leader of the CDU.

Following the state elections in March 2016, in May 2016 he moved (back) to Baden-Württemberg in the role of Deputy Minister-President and Minister of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration.

Thomas Strobl is married to Christine Strobl.