Katharina Schulze

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Katharina Schulze
Leader of the Alliance 90/The Greens group in the Landtag of Bavaria
Assumed office
15 February 2017
Serving with Ludwig Hartmann
Preceded byMargarete Bause
Personal details
Born (1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 38)
Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany
Political partyAlliance 90/The Greens
Alma mater

Katharina Elisabeth Schulze (born 20 June 1985) is a German politician of Alliance 90/The Greens who has been serving as a member of the State Parliament of Bavaria (Landtag) since 2013. Along with Ludwig Hartmann, she was one of the two leading candidates of her party in the 2018 Bavarian state election. Since 2019, she has been part of her party's national leadership, under co-chairs Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck.

Early life and education[edit]

Schulze was born in Freiburg and grew up in Herrsching am Ammersee. Ahead of the 2008 United States presidential election, she was a volunteer for the campaign of the Democratic Party's candidate Barack Obama in Michigan.[1]

Political career[edit]

From 2010 to 2015, Schulze served as chairwoman of the Green Party in Munich.[2]

Schulze has been a member of the Landtag of Bavaria since the 2013 elections, representing Upper Bavaria. She has been serving as her parliamentary group's chair since 2017, succeeding Margarete Bause.[3] In addition, she has been a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs (2015–2017) and the Committee on Municipal Affairs and Security (since 2013).[4][5]

Other activities[edit]

Political positions[edit]

In 2010, Schulze opposed Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Schulze has been in a relationship with fellow Green Party politician Danyal Bayaz since 2019.[8] In 2021, the couple's son was born.[9]