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Pirates Elected to Municipalities and Local Bodies [Pirate History]

We have already given you a list of Pirates who are representing voters in state, national and supranational parliaments and now we bring you those who are doing that same job in local bodies in towns and cities across many nations.

We have tried to be as accurate as possible but because of the many languages and varied legal systems errors can creep in. Also we were not always able to find a link to more information for every representative. So if you find an error, an omission or have a link for one of the Pirate representatives please let us know in the comments section or contact Andrew directly (see contact details below) so we can update the entries.

The full list will be maintained on this Pirate Times Page

Pirates Elected in Local councils and Municipalities


  • Tyrol – Innsbruck  


  • District Kolodvorsko/Sajmiste in the city of Samobor
  • Ivica Fulir, 
  • Dario Vidovic



  •  Portes les Valences
    • Freddy Vasseur



  • Sylt
    • Christian Thiessen
  • Pinneberg
    • Sven Lange
  • Nordfriesland
    • Timo Ploog

Lower Saxony

  • Delmenhorst
    • Andreas Neugebauer
    • Florian Beyer



  • Solingen
    • Gerd Paul Schlupp
  • Wuppertal
    • Oliver Graf
    • Gabriele Weingärtner
  • Velbert
    • Martin Schwarz
    • Martin Leonhardt
  • Gelsenkirchen
    • Jürgen Hansen
  • Kreis Lippe
    • Mirjam Sturman-Püttcher
    • Matthias Obenhaus
    • Christian Woelk
  • Herzogenrath (City council)
    • Kai Baumann
    • Stefan Kuklik
  •  Südhessen
    • Kristof Zerbe
  • Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg
    • Markus Brechtel
  • Main-Kinzig-Kreis
    • Birgit Simon
    • Sören Siegismund-Poschmann
  • Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf
    • Jens Fricke
    • Dr. Michael Weber
    •  Sascha Klee (resigned 2012)
  • Mainz
    • Xander Dorn
  • Landkreis Altenkirchen
    • Hans-Peter König
  • Heidelberg
    • Alexander Schestag
  • Main-Tauber-Kreis
    • Rainer Nase



  • Landkreis Merzig-Wadern
  • Landkreis Saarlouis
    • Holger Gier



  • Frankfurt (Oder)
    • Steffen Kern
  • Landkreis Barnim
    • Ulf Markarski
  • Landkreis Havelland
    • Nicole Niemoth
  • Landkreis Spree-Neiße
    • Thomas Friedrich


  • Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim
    • Matthias Reimann
  • Landkreis Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
  • Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald



  • Landkreis Stendal
    • Olaf Lincke
    • René Schernikau


  • Eisenach
    • Johannes Erich Quentel
  • Gera
    • Uwe Rüdiger
  • Jena
    • Prof. Dr. Clemens Beckstein
    • Dr. Heidrun Jänchen
  • Weimar
    • Thomas Brückner
  • Landkreis Gotha
    • Bernhard Koim
    • Enrico Stiller
    • Gerrit Walter Jeron
  • Landkreis Weimarer Land
    • Lutz Gundlach



Meklenburg Pommerania
  • Vorpommern-Rügen
    • André Bonitz (Mayor – not elected – changed party) May 2012







  • Sant Fruitós de Bages 
    • Manoli Martín
  •  Santa Coloma de Gramanet
    • Aleix Madrid



last update 07 December 2014 (missing Czech representatives added)
last update 09 December 2014 (missing North Rhine Westfalia representatives added)
last update 09 December 2014 (missing Catalonian representatives added) thanks Murial Roviva Esteva

Featured image CC BY-SA Frank Bürger


Andrew Reitemeyer

About Andrew Reitemeyer

I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar