He is an Italian MEP for the Südtiroler Volkspartei, part of the European People’s Party. Dorfmann was re-elected to the European Parliament in 2019, having firstly been elected in 2009. He is a member of the committee on agriculture and rural development (AGRI). Dorfmann is also a substitute member in the committee on budgets (BUDG), committee on economic and monetary affairs (ECON) and committee on regional development (REGI). Dorfmann’s political career started when he became the mayor of his hometown, Feldthurns, in 2005. Prior to that he was director of the agriculture department at the Bolzano Chamber of Commerce and went on to direct the South Tyrolean Farmers’ Federation for nearly ten years. Dorfmann started his professional career as a professor at the Agricultural College in Ora. Dorfmann holds a degree in Agrarian Sciences from Piacenza.