In Saxony - as in a number of other German states - the mayor elected directly by the citizens of the town has two tasks: he is "chairman of the parish council and head of the parish administration", as specified in § 51 of the Sächsische Gemeindeordnung, the Saxon municipalities ordinance. He represents the parish outwardly and, together with the town council, is one of the two organs of the town.
Since 1 August 2013 Arno Jesse (SPD) has been the mayor of Brandis. He was elected in the first round, with 64.24 % of the vote. His period of office is 7 years.
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Born in Bremerhaven grew up in Osternburg, a glassmaking and working-class district of Oldenburg
School, gained Abitur school-leaving certificate in 1983
Involvement in the peace movement
Involvement with the church community
Military service in the Bundeswehr as radio technician
Studies in German and German History
Graduation in German (1991)
Management of companies in publishing and the media
Public relations in media, companies and associations
Founding of a publishing house and publishing of a literary journal
Work as a presenter
Founding of a company for graphic illustration, composition and design
Relocation to Leipzig
Support of the civic movement and publication of the newspaper Ökostroika
Inclusion in the Beuchaer Freundeskreis
Founding of a marketing agency
Until 2013, manager and proprietor of Brandungen GmbH Leipzig
Married to Dr. Jolanthe Jesse, Senior Physician for Neurology at a medical care centre, currently doctor at a rehabilitation facility
Conversion of a house in Beucha
Birth of sons Aaron (2002), Jonathan (2003) and daughter Noemi (2009)
Member of the SPD association Brandis
Active in municipal politics in Brandis town council and the council of the district of Beucha
since 1. August 2013
Mayor of the town of Brandis
Consultation hours & Café Communale
Consultations and appointments are possible at any time, but must be arranged approximately in advance for organisational reasons.
Once a month the mayor invites all citizens of Brandis to an informal discussion at the Cafe Communale. Every second Thursday in the month residents can discuss their town-related concerns with the mayor, directly, in person and without prior appointment, from 5 pm at the Café am Markt in Brandis.