Culture is the new city councilwoman's passion
Created: 01/27/2022, 11:03 am
By: Ingrid Zeilinger
Ulrike Quinten swore the oath of office in the presence of several city councilors and Mayor Erich Raff.
The other politicians followed the procedure in the hybrid session from their home screen.
Ulrike Quinten (BBV) has been sworn in as Lukas Braumiller's successor on the Brucker City Council.
Fürstenfeldbruck – There is a new face in the city council faction of the Brucker Bürgervereinigung (BBV): Ulrike Quinten was sworn in at the meeting on Tuesday.
The 59-year-old succeeds Lukas Braumiller.
She is a newcomer to the city council, but has been with the BBV for many years.
"I've actually always been involved," says Ulrike Quinten.
She was in the Boy Scouts and, as a founding member, was on the board of IG Kultur for many years.
She is involved in the IG Lichtspielhaus, in the Neue Bühne Bruck, in the Kunsthaus and also on the board of the Friends of the Kulturwerkstatt Haus 10. When she met her husband - Klaus Quinten, who was a long-time city and district councilor - she also came to the BBV.
But she didn't just join because of her husband, the ideals corresponded to her political ideas.
"A bit conservative, but still progressive and focused on the matter at hand."
In 1984 she ran for the first time on the city council list. Since then she has participated in all elections except for 2008. Usually Ulrike Quinten was further down the list. "But I was always heaped far forward." In the March 2020 election, there were two places missing for a seat on the city council. But when Dieter Pleil did not accept the mandate that became vacant due to Lukas Braumiller's resignation for professional reasons, the 59-year-old was next on the list. She's thought about it, she admits. "But it's also an obligation and I didn't want to just cancel." She reduced her work in the city library in Aumühle by five hours. This gives her enough time for political work in the parliamentary group. She doesn't see any problems between work and mandate. "I just have to be careful in library matters,that there are no conflicts of interest.”
Initially, Quinten took over all of Braumiller's tasks.
Whether she keeps the youth department will be discussed at the next parliamentary group meeting, as will the seats in the committees.
The Committee for Integration, Social Affairs, Youth and Sport would irritate Ulrike Quinten.
But even more so the culture and works committee, because culture is her passion.
The clubs and the event forum would do an excellent job, says the new city councillor.
"It would be important to me to continue to support the Brucker culture, which has developed strongly." She also wants to campaign for sustainability and environmental protection.
With her husband, Ulrike Quinten has an experienced local politician at her side.
She also wants to ask him for advice.
"Otherwise it would be like having a doctor at home and not consulting him if you're in pain." But she doesn't allow herself to be talked into her work.
"Of course I have my own views."
Mayor Erich Raff wished the new city councilor a lot of fun during the swearing-in in the local parliament.
Ulrike Quinten is looking forward to the tasks ahead.
"I want to contribute as much as I can."