Member of the Bundestag
From 2002 to 2011, Bonde was a member of the Bundestag. There he represented his constituency 283 Emmendingen-Lahr, a rural area in the Black Forest that covers 41 municipalities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Bonde was first elected in 2002 and was reelected in 2005 and 2009.
Bonde served on the Defense Committee and on the Budget&Appropriations Committee. He was vice-chairman of the German-American Parliamentry Group and vice-chairman of the Aviation&Space Caucus of the German Bundestag. Bonde was member of the Financial Markets Committee that supervises the German banking rescue package.
On the Budget&Appropriations Committee Alexander Bonde served as “rapporteur-general” for agriculture (the equivalent to chairing a small subcommittee) as “rapporteur” (equivalent to being a member of a small subcommittee) for defence, economy and labor.
In 1992 and 1993 Bonde was an exchange student at Kahuku High School (Oahu, Hawaii, USA). One of his classmates was Jack Johnson. Today he is a regular participant in German-American and German-Asian activities.
State minister for Rural Areas and Consumer Rights
2011, Bonde became state Minister for rural areas, agriculture and consumer rights in the state government of Baden-Württemberg under Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann. On 12. may 2016 Peter Hauk (CDU) became his successor.
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