Dorothee Bär was born in Bamberg in 1978.
The political scientist has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2002. From 2009 to 2013, she was spokeswoman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth, as well as deputy secretary general of the CSU. Dorothee Bär has been deputy chairwoman of the CSU party since 2017, chairwoman of the CSU Network Council since 2010 and chairwoman of the CSUnet since 2011. From 2013 to 2018 she was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Since 2018 Dorothee Bär has been Minister of State for the Federal Chancellor and the Federal Government Commissioner for Digitalisation.