LAST UPDATE: 20.12.2017; 14:57

Wolfgang Sobotka - President of the National Council

Group: Parliamentary Group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP)
Constituency: 3 – Lower Austria
Party: Austrian People's Party (ÖVP)

Address:
Parlament
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
1017 Vienna

Telephone: 0043/1/40110-2201
E-mail: wolfgang.sobotka@parlament.gv.at

Born

5 January 1956, Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Political Mandates

09/11/2017 – today     Member of the National Council
20/12/2017 – today     President of the National Council
21/04/2016 – 18/12/2017 Federal Minister of the Interior

Political Career

2016 – 2017 Federal Minister of the Interior
2009 – 2016 Deputy Governor of Lower Austria
2008 – 2016 Member of Lower Austria’s Regional Government, in charge of financial, housing and municipal affairs
2005 – 2008 Member of Lower Austria’s Regional Government, in charge of financial and housing affairs and the quality of life
1998 – 2005 Member of Lower Austria’s Regional Government, in charge of financial, environmental and zoning affairs
1996 – 1998 Mayor of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
1992 – 1996 Member of the local government of Waidhofen an der Ybbs, in charge of financial affairs
1982 – 1992 Member of the municipal council of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
1992 – 1996 chairman of the ÖVP group of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Since 2010 Regional Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party’s Employees Association (ÖAAB) in Lower Austria
1985 – 1993 chairman of the ÖAAB employee representatives of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Career

1992 – 1996 Expert of politics and education in Lower Austria’s ÖVP
1988 – 1998 Head of the Music School of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
1987 – 1998 Lecturer at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts
1980 – 1987 Archivist of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
1976 – 1992 and 1996 – 1998 Teacher at an academic secondary school in the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs
1972 – 1998 Teacher at the Music School of the chartered town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Education

Studies at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts (violoncello and musical education)
Studies at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz (conducting)
Studies of history at the University of Vienna (Mag. phil.)

Other information

Hobbies: music, reading, gardening, sports