Dominique Perben (born 11 August 1945) is a French politician. Born in Lyon, he was French Minister of Transportation from 2005 to 2007. He was previously Minister of Justice (2002–05), Minister of Civil Service and Administration (1995–1997) and Minister of Overseas France (1993–1995).
Perben has been a Deputy (or MP) in the National Assembly for the fifth district of Saône-et-Loire from 1986 to 2003. He has been Mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône from 1989 to 2003.
He was a candidate for mayor in Lyon in 2008. Following his defeat against the incumbent socialist mayor Gerard Collomb, he announced in 2010 that he would remove himself from politics and rejoin his previous career as a lawyer.
Minister of Departments and Overseas territories : 1993–1995.
Minister of Public Service, Reform of the State and Decentralization : 1995–1997.
Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice : 2002–2005.
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism and Sea : 2005–2007.
National Assembly of France
Member of the National Assembly of France for Rhône (departement) : 2007-2012.
Member of the National Assembly of France for Saône-et-Loire : 1986–1993 (Became minister in 1993) / 1997–2002 (Became minister in 2002). Elected in 1986, reelected in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002.
Regional councillor of Bourgogne : 1992–1993 (Resignation).
Vice-president of the General Council of Rhône (departement) : Since 2004.
General councillor of Rhône (departement) : Since 2004.
Vice-president of the General Council of Saône-et-Loire : 1985–1988 (Resignation).
General councillor of Saône-et-Loire : 1985–1988 (Resignation).
Mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône : 1983–2002 (Resignation).
Deputy-mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône : 2002–2003 (Resignation).
Municipal councillor of Chalon-sur-Saône : 1983–2003 (Resignation).