Julia Bonk

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Julia Bonk
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Julia Bonk, 2009
Born (1986-04-29) 29 April 1986 (age 30)
Burg bei Magdeburg, East Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Politician
Known for Youngest member of parliament in Germany
Website www.juliabonk.de

Julia Bonk (born 29 April 1986) is a former Left Party politician in the Landtag of Saxony from 2004 to 2014. Elected at age 18, she became the youngest member of a parliament in Germany.[1]

Early life[edit]

As a 14-year-old, Bonk became a member of the Dresden City Student Council and was also elected Vice-Speaker of the Students' Council for the State of Saxony. Two years later she was elected Speaker.

In the summer of 2004, Bonk finished her school education with a bilingual (German-French) Abitur. Beginning in October 2004, she studied Politics and History at TU Dresden.[citation needed]


Bonk became a member of the Landtag of Saxony in 2004 directly after finishing school, and is now a member of the Parliamentary Group of Left Party. She became nationally known as the youngest member of a Parliament in Germany. The newspaper Badische Zeitung counted that 87 international papers printed her picture. In 2006, Bonk officially became a member of Left Party.[citation needed]

During the fourth legislative period of the Landtag of Saxony (2004-2009), Bonk was member and Vice-Spokeswoman of the parliamentary committee on School and Sport and member of the committee on Science and University, Culture and Media. Since the election of 2014 she is no longer member of the Landtag. Until 2009, she was one of ten Federal-Speakers of the Youth Organisation Solid: The Socialist Youth. Bonk later served on the National Committee of the Left Party.


  1. ^ "Politikerin Julia Bonk, 20: Nur mit dickem Fell" (in German). Der Spiegel. 24 July 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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