Julia Klöckner

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture


Education and professional history

  • 1992    Abitur (upper secondary leaving certificate) at the "Gymnasium an der Stadtmauer" grammar school in Bad Kreuznach
  • 1993 - 1998    Double graduation as qualified grammar school teacher and M.A. in Political Science, Theology and Education at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 1998     Trainee journalist
  • 1998 - 2002     Freelance contributor to SWR television
  • 2000 - 2002     Editor of the "weinwelt" magazine
  • 2001 - 2009    Editor-in-chief of "Sommelier-Magazin"

Political career

  • since 1997    Member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)
  • since 2002    Member of the Land executive of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU
  • 2002 - 2011    Member of the German Bundestag for the constituencies of Bad Kreuznach and Birkenfeld (inter alia member of the agricultural committee of the German Bundestag, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, deputy chair of the working group on agriculture, food, nutrition and consumer protection)
  • since 2004     Member of the district council for the district of Bad Kreuznach
  • 2006 - 2011     Member of the executive committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
  • 2006 - 2010    Deputy Chair of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
  • 2009 - 2011    Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • since 2010    Chair of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
  • since 2010    Member of the Executive Committee of the CDU
  • 2011 - 2018    Chair of the CDU parliamentary group in the Land parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate and member of the Land parliament
  • 2012 - 2018    Deputy Chair of the federal CDU