Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann 

Short bio

Born on March 10, 1958
From Düsseldorf, Germany
Studied publishing, politics and German at the LMU in Munich. 

Fun fact

 She has been riding motorcycles since she was 15 years old and her Motorcycle’s name is Mausi


“Europe is humanity's greatest peace project. After centuries of violent conflict, creating a unified Europe was an incredible achievement. True, the European Union is not perfect; there is always room for improvement. I will keep fighting for a Europe that is democratic and free. Europe is our future, we have no other.”

Dr Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann was born in 1958. She is married and has three children. After graduating high school, she studied journalism, politics, German language, and literature at the LMU in Munich, where she earned her doctorate.

She then worked for over 20 years as an independent publishing representative for the youth book publisher Tessloff. She was active in local politics in Düsseldorf from 1999-2023 and was a member of the state capital's council from 2004-2023.

From 2004 to 2009 and from 2014 to 2017, she was Chairwoman of the FDP parliamentary group; from 2008 to 2014, she was the First Mayor of the state capital, Düsseldorf, and from 2013 to 2019, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann was Deputy Federal Chairwoman of the FDP.

She has been a member of the Federal Executive Committee since 2019 and has also been a member of the Bundestag since 2017. Strack-Zimmermann has been Chair of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag since December 2021. She was elected the lead candidate for the European elections at the federal party conference in April 2023.

The road so far..

Lead Candidate for the European Parliament


Chair of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag


Member of the Bundestag


Deputy federal chairwoman of the FDP


Deputy Mayor of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf

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