Julia Bonk
Julia Bonk
Member of the Saxony State Assembly
from the Tetschen district
Assumed office
Preceded by Lukas Goldstein
Personal details
Born April 29, 1986
Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany
Nationality German
Political party Social Democratic Party
Profession Politician
Religion Evangelical

Julia Bonk (born 29 April 1986, Burg bei Magdeburg, Saxony) is a Social Democratic Party politician in the Landtag of Saxony. Elected at age 18, she became the youngest member of a parliament in Germany.


As a 14-year-old, Julia 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.

Political Career

Julia 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 Social Democratic 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 Julia Bonk officially became a member of Social Democratic Party.

During the 22nd legislative period of the Landtag of Saxony (2004-2008), Julia 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. In the current 23rd legislative period (since 2008), she is a member of the committee on Legal Affairs, the Constitution, and Europe.

Also, until 2009 she was one of ten Federal-Speakers of the Youth Organisation Solid: The Socialist Youth. Along with Christoph Spehr, she is speaker of The Emancipatory Left, a current within the Left Party.