Renate Glaser wants for the AFD in the state parliament

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Niedenstein. Renate Glaser is a direct candidate of the AfD. Her husband is not only member of the Bundestag, but a founding member of the "Alternative for Germany". Actually, Renate Glaser never intended to join a party. Now she is about to enter Hesse's largest parliament. "We'll come in," she says smiling, her voice calm, leaving no hint of doubt. So far, the AfD has been represented in all state parliaments except in Hesse and Bavaria. This election is significant, the 57-year-old is aware. "I was always politically awake," says Renate Glaser, emphasizing that her husband is not the reason for her political involvement. She is married to the Bundestag member Albrecht Glaser, a founding member of the controversial party. In Glaser's house, however, there is no discussion of politics from morning to night. "Our biggest crisis is about toast bread packaging," says Renate Glaser, laughing. She simply turns the bag over, but her husband insists on sealing strips. Because of her love she moved from Karlsruhe to Kassel and finally to Niedenstein. In Kassel, the businesswoman worked for an architecture firm. Nature is what appeals most to her adopted country. "The landscape is amazing." She enjoys spending time with her son, walking and riding. At the age of 43, she has had her first child. Since then, she has taken care of the house and the farm, such as the dog, the geese and the chickens. What her son thinks of her political ambitions? "We have a deal," Glaser says with a smile. "When I get into the state legislature, he gets his first quad." Inclusion is not a panaceaYour 13-year-old son comes first for her. "As a member of the Landtag, I would still have enough time for my family." Politically, her heart beats for children and young people, especially in education. One demand of the AfD is: to receive special needs schools. "Many parents today are under pressure to send their children to mainstream schools, even though their children and teachers are often overwhelmed." Inclusion is therefore not a panacea. As a member of the German Children's Hospice Association, she has often experienced fates of seriously ill children. "I was lucky to have a healthy child at the age of 43, so I wanted to get involved." Her political involvement began in 2013 when she joined the AfD. At the time, she was convinced that the Greek crisis was "when it looked like Europe was going down the drain." But even if the AfD is not known for economic issues today, it is firmly behind its party. "Foreigners out" is not the answer not smiling, just arms crossed when it comes to populism. "That annoys me. It does not apply to me. "In each party there are different trends. "I love and live in Europe." Her family is scattered in many European countries. She has not experienced any hostility, and why. "The claim that we are all Nazis is absurd." What counts for them is to represent the opinion of citizens at the state level. More importantly: "I know no xenophobic AfD members." Slogans like "foreigners out", which are also called by AfD supporters, do not support them. "That's not the solution." Five questions to the direct candidate of the AfD for the constituency 7Beamtenticket, student ticket, dense S-Bahn network in southern Hesse and Schwalm-Eder-Kreis drive honorary citizens buses. How could all people benefit from functioning public transport? Renate Glaser: The AfD district parliamentary group has submitted a petition for the introduction of a free seniors ticket for seniors aged 75 and over, who voluntarily give up their driving license due to age or illness. The application was rejected. Successful public transport must take into account local needs – and be economically viable. What would you do to better reconcile work and family life? Glaser: Close-to-home childcare is strengthened by more flexible care models, for example, parent initiatives for small group education with a common childminder. To design parent income so that parents have a real freedom of choice between their own care or external housing. How would you strengthen the subjective sense of security of the people? Glaser: The "subjective sense of security" is offset by an objective loss of security. It is not enough to strengthen a "subjective sense of security" – people want to be safe again. The number of police officers must be increased, an early search for criminals with images made possible and effective controls on crime priorities introduced. How can more affordable housing be created? Glaser: Shortening the approval process, reducing the costs of land acquisition and property taxes. In the field of social assistance, creating solutions that enable those affected to contract with the workforce without "lying in the pocket" of the partner or relying on his or her goodwill. As a result, many small dwellings would be freed up and their state funding would be eliminated. How can school education be improved? Glaser: Instead of a virtual "lesson guaranty" it needs a constant education. Successful education starts with a solid foundation in elementary school: secure mastery of the 1×1, fluent reading and a readable handwriting. Hessian children must also be able to compete in the nationwide competition. PersonRenate Glaser was born in Karlsruhe in 1961 and completed a commercial education after graduating from high school. She gained experience in administrative tasks in the town hall of the municipality Waldbronn in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2000 she is married to the AfD member of parliament Albrecht Glaser. She has three stepchildren and a son together with her husband. Since 2013 she has been the spokeswoman for the AfD district association Schwalm-Eder, since March 2016 the leader of the district council. Renate Glaser is involved in the agricultural and forestry professional association, in the German children's hospice association and is a member of the German Ski Association.

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