30 May 1963 |
Hofheim am Taunus, Hesse, Germany
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
Early life and career
After obtaining Abitur 1982 in Königstein im Taunus, Hardt served as a naval officer in the Bundeswehr for four years and studied economics in Heidelberg and Cologne from 1986 to 1993. From 1992 to 2001 Hardt worked for the federal office of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, including as head of the office of Peter Hintze, the CDU Secretary-General, 1995 to 1998. From 2001 to 2009 he was a senior manager at Vorwerk, a family business in Wuppertal.
Hardt was Federal chairman of the Association of Christian Democratic Students (RCDS) from 1987 to 1989 and from 2004 to 2009 member of Wuppertal city council and chairman of its economics committee.
Member of the Bundestag, 2009–present
Hardt was first elected to the Bundestag in the 2009 federal election, representing Solingen – Remscheid – Wuppertal II. He is a member of the Bundestag's defence committee, the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union  and of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Hardt defended his seat in parliament by winning the majority of votes in his electoral district in the 2013 election.
- German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Member of the Steering Committee
- RIAS Berlin Commission, Member
- WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke, Member of the Supervisory Board
- German Direct Selling Association (BDD), Member of the Board
- Direct Selling Europe (DSE), Member of the Board
- "Jürgen Hardt, Lebenslauf" (in German). Jürgen Hardt. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- "Verteidigungsausschuss" (in German). Bundestag. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- "Ausschuss für die Angelegenheiten der Europäischen Union" (in German). Bundestag. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- German MFA press release
- Boards German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).
- Members of the Commission RIAS Berlin Commission.