Stefan Brangs was born on the 30th September 1964 in Solingen (North Rhine-Westfalia). He is married and the father of three children. Since 1992 he and his family live in Schmölln-Putzkau/ Upper Lusatia.
After his apprenticeship as a surveying technician and his following studies, Stefan Brangs supported the setup of democratic trade union structures as trade union secretary in Leipzig and Dresden since 1990.
1998 Stefan Brangs became spokesman of the union of public services, transport and traffic (ÖTV in German) in Saxony. After the founding of ver.di (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgesellschaft ≈ United Service Society), he continued as spokesman of ver.di-Sachsen. Furthermore he as area director of “corporations” was responsible for the representation of communally employed in Saxony. In September 2004 Stefan Brangs was voted into the Saxon state parliament. Since 2007 Stefan Brangs worked as parliamentary manager of the SPD-fraction. Since the December of 2014 he is state secretary in the Saxon State Ministry of Economy, Labour and Traffic.