Katharina Brederlow will remain head of the Education and Social Affairs department for the next seven years. She received 27 votes in the second ballot, her opponent Jan Riedel from the CDU got 21 votes.
In the first ballot, none of the candidates received a majority of all councils present. Detlev Wend, who received 7 votes, withdrew his candidacy.
Eric Eigendorf, chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the city of Halle (Saale), gave his congratulations immediately after the election: “We congratulate Katharina Brederlow on being re-elected. The city council has thus set a sign of continuity. And in view of the upcoming tasks in the area of education and social affairs and Mrs. Brederlow’s 20 years of administrative experience, that is exactly the right decision. In recent years, she has managed to lead the largest administrative division through sometimes turbulent times. At the same time, just think of the new schools and day care centers, Katharina Brederlow showed courage and energy. All this happened at a time when the city budget was not always in good shape. We are convinced that she will continue on this path in her second term of office until 2030.”
“On behalf of my parliamentary group, I would like to congratulate Katharina Brederlow on being re-elected to this office, which was and will continue to be faced with many challenges. The pandemic and the energy crisis are just some of the issues that need to be addressed now. Here and with all the additional tasks that she will face in the coming years, I wish the old and new deputies a lot of courage, determination and always a happy hand in the decisions to be made,” says Andreas Wels, Chairman of the Halle & FREE VOTER. The division for education and social affairs also has by far the largest share in the city budget. Therefore, a certain continuity is an advantage. Nevertheless, the view of potential savings should not be blocked here either. This is one of the most urgent requirements for the office.