Marius Bleek begins his service at the Pähler Town Hall on 27 June. © Schubert
Marius Bleek is new in Pähl and, as a federal police officer, also new in the function of mayor. He sees both as an advantage because he can approach the task with an open mind.
Pähl – Bleek comes from Baden-Württemberg. He was born in Esslingen am Neckar and grew up in a small community nearby. In 2012, after graduating from high school in Plochingen, he joined the Federal Police and studied at the Federal University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration. He completed his studies in 2016 with a degree in public administration. Now he works as a group leader at the Federal Police at Munich's main train station. From 27 June of that year, he took a six-year leave of absence for his new job as a municipal election official. In the event that he no longer runs for office or is no longer elected, he wants to return to his previous profession.
Six years exempt from police service
Bleek regrets that after his election, he does not yet have access to the municipality's internal information that he would need to prepare for his task until he is sworn in. In addition, his choice "out of turn" has a disadvantage because there are no preparatory courses. But he's not worried about that. The municipality has "very capable employees" with whom he can certainly work "collegial and constructive". Nevertheless, he expects the first few weeks to be "very work-intensive" for him and he will rarely have a free evening. In any case, he wants to work as much as is necessary "to complete the tasks at hand".
After starting his service, Bleek wants to take a course in construction law because he thinks this is very important in view of the upcoming projects. In "constructive cooperation with the citizens" he wants to find "a good solution" to the space problem of school, town hall and childcare. He wants to continue the planning of the day care that has already begun. It is important to him to inform citizens at an early stage and to involve them. For large projects, he wants to form project groups that include local councillors and affected citizens.
One of the major tasks for Bleek is the energy-efficient refurbishment of municipal buildings. In doing so, "sustainable decisions must be made" and "economic aspects must be taken into account". Energy efficiency is "more important than ever". To this end, he also wants to work with the neighboring communities so that everyone can benefit from the experiences of the others. This also applies to housing construction, in which he wants to get involved for normal earners.
Marius Bleek doesn't want to give up his free time despite being mayor
Even though the mayor's office will take a lot of time in his estimation, he does not want to give up free time altogether. Jogging in nature and weight training in the gym are important to him to maintain his condition. He also likes to travel. He was in Mallorca for nature, in Egypt for culture and in Tyrol for hiking and paragliding. His dream trip is a round trip through South America. In addition to Asian and Arabic cuisine, the 29-year-old also appreciates white sausages, which also include a wheat beer. However, white sausages are not often on his menu because he eats a predominantly vegetarian diet. When he picks up the book, it is currently "The Daily Stoic" with 366 quotes from philosophers, "which are interpreted for the present time," as he emphasizes.
Currently, Bleek still lives in Germering. In the fall, when his girlfriend has finished her studies, he wants to look for an apartment in Pähl. He doesn't want to decide on a district yet. It doesn't matter to him whether it's Pähl or fishing, he also likes Kerschlach. He did not necessarily have to live "near the town hall".
BY ALFRED SCHUBERT
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