Reiner Grumman (RY - NUH)
Malik GrummanThe only son of
Early LifeBorn on New Berlin in 2515, Reiner was a rather shy child in his early years, but despite this went on to excel in his Economic classes at New Brunswick College. During his studies, the young Reiner became very involved in the newly expanded Social Democratic Party student programmes and had a 'political awakening', he was able to attend many of the meetings his father had, shadowing him in important Party and Governor meetings.
Time in Tranoan SpaceGrowing up, Reiner was always very interested by Tranoan culture, likely enhanced by the vast amount of Tranoan Refugees that took refuge on New Berlin at the time. After graduating from Brunswick College Reiner did a masters degree in Tranoan Culture and moved to live in various places through Tranoan Space during this time. It was whilst he was there that he came to greatly respect the culture, history and spiritualism of the Tranoans and would often talk of how much he respected their stability and harmony throughout all levels of their society. In 2540, Reiner married Marianne Boette, whom he had connections with from back on New Berlin. The two went on to have two Children
- Grover Grumman - Born in 2540
- Claremont Grumman - Born in 2550
Senate RunIn late 2545, whilst on a returning visit to New Berlin for party business, Reiner announced his run for the New Berlin Senate under the Gurava. At a speech at New Brunswick University he criticised the recent involvement of the SDP in the recent Inkerman Administration
I’m Excited to announce my standing in the New Berlin Senate election representing Gurava. With a unified Terran people, we need now more than ever strong voices championing social progress. On New Berlin, a vote for Gurava is the only means to ensure that profit is not put before people. The SDP have made firm signals they have no interest in tackling corporate influences in politics, at a time where huge corporations have damaged our economy and yet still profit. If elected to the Senate I will commit to continuing my families support for this beautiful planet and follow the party in taking political power out of the top corporations pockets and back into the peoples hands I shall be donating money to social programs on New Berlin to help those families affected by the recent shock to the agricultural sector caused by G51Reiner took heat from prominent Isolationist party member, Morse Cutbill, after coming out in support of free movement between Terran worlds following a legal case being issued from citizens on Gaia in regards to the Inkerman Administration crackdown on free travel between worlds. These statements would later be cited by The Social Democratic Party as the reason for the break of the election pact between the SDP and Gurava only a week before the 2550 election.
Senator of New BerlinReiner successfullyNew Berlin 2nd Senate seat, after a tough race that cost Gurava 3 wealth. Only a few months after winning, Reiner was shot upon walking to his office. DETAILS ON SHOOTING After being hospitalised for months and having billions of dollars worth of surgery and specialist care Reiner was able to return to work on Earth only suffering long term with a limp and co-ordination issues down one side of his body. 2552 saw the release of a political documentary "Returning Home":
The film follows Senator Reiner Grumman as he returns back to his birth-place, New Berlin and campaigns for elected office in the senate The documentary shows Reiner in private moments with his family, on the campaign trail and taking part in the grass-roots politics on New Berlin including a tense meeting with Lt-Governor Coffey (Iso), a town-hall debate with members of the New Munich City-Council and being barracked and heckled by right-wing activists in New Hamburg It also has never before seen footage of his shooting, including the exchange of gunfire between the shooter and the New Hamburg Police. There are also candid moments as former Governor Malik Grumman sits at his bed-side. There are also some distressing scenes as it is clear that Reiner is in a huge amount of pain and requires millions of adjusted dollars worth of surgery and gene therapy. The movie reaches its conclusion as Reiner wins election as a Senator and the final scene sees him choosing his office in Dhaka and meeting his neighbour, an antique carpet dealer and the two having an engaging but good natured conversation. The documentary, made by independent film maker Tate Woolbridge but since picked up by several major media corporations, has been a hit and seen as a feel good political storyThe release of the film, and Reiner's swift recovery and return to the frontline of politics saw his approval rating rocket to a high of 89% at this time.