The town council is the representative of the citizens and principal organ of the parish. The council decides on all matters concerning the town, so long as the mayor is not responsible or the town council assigns him with specific matters. The town council consists of the mayor as voting chairman as well as voluntary members (town councillors). The councillors are elected by the residents for a period of five years.

Meetings of the town council take place once a month and, with very few exceptions, are public: visitors can follow the public meetings of the town council in the Ratssaal, the council chambers.


Members of the town council (following the election of 25/05/2014)

Mayor Arno Jesse
CDU (6 seats) Alexander Busch (Fraktionsvorsitzender)
Roland Eibeck
Thomas Hielscher
Reinhild Krüger
Tobias Reich
Mario Siegmund
Bürgerverein Brandis e.V. (5 seats) Hans Ross (chairman of the faction)
Antje Busch-Sandmann
Christine Jüttner
Bärbel Uhlig
Mario Winkler
DIE LINKE (5 seats) Ulrich Gäbel (chairman of the faction)
Uwe Engel
Dagmar Kahl
Kathrin Tiegel
Stefan Tiegel
SPD (5 seats) Markus Bergforth (chairman of the faction)
Wolfgang Drescher
Dr. Jürgen Herrn
Detlef Holzmann
Frank Mieszkalski
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (1 seats) Alexander Schmidt