Martin Patzelt, member of the Bundestag since 2013, of the center-right Union faction (CDU/CSU), representing the Frankfurt, Oder-Spree constituency of Brandenburg. He is member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Subcommittee "Civic Engagement" and the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid. Outside parliament, among other responsibilities, MP Patzelt is Deputy Chairman of the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin, Chairman of the Foundation for Church Music in Frankfurt an der Oder, and Member of the Board of the Luther Foundation to Frankfurt an der Oder, and Deputy Chairman of the District Association of Frankfurt (Oder). Earlier, he was Mayor of the city of Frankfurt (Oder), on the Polish border, for 8 years. Before that, as a result of his professional training and extensive experience as a social worker, he was Assistant to the City Council of Frankfurt (Oder) for school, social, health and culture.