Dorothee Bär was born in Bamberg in 1978. She is a political scientist and a Member of the German Parliament since 2002. Before winning her parliamentary mandate she was a journalist for various daily newspapers, radio stations and news agencies. From 2009 to 2013 she was Spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for family, senior citizens, youth and women affairs and deputy secretary general of her party, the CSU. From 2013 to 2018 she was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure. Dorothee Bär is chairwoman of the CSU Netzrat and of CSUnet. Since March 2018 Dorothee Bär is Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs.