Manfred Grund (born July 3, 1955) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Early Life, education and career
Manfred Grund was born July 3, 1955 in Zeitz, East Germany (GDR). After earning his Abitur he worked as a turbine engineer at the State Coal Mine in Deuben before doing his military service from 1974 to 1975.
Grund earned a diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in 1980. From 1980 to 1990 he worked as a specialist engineer with the Erfurt Public Utility Works at Bleicherode.
Without previous political affiliation Grund entered politics in the wake of the 1989 revolution in the GDR, in the course of which he acted as speaker of the Heiligenstadt people’s movement. In January 1990 he joint the Christian Democratic Union and assumed various positions with the CDU in the Eichsfeld county and the state of Thuringia.
From 1990 to 1994 Grund served as head of the Heiligenstadt district administration authority.
In 1994 Grund was first elected to the German Bundestag for Nordhausen – Worbis – Heiligenstadt in Thuringia, a seat he has held ever since (renamed as Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I in 2005).
Grund has served as parliamentary secretary of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and as chairman of the Thuringian Committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group since 1998.
Current committee assignments
Council of Elders
Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Ausschuss according to Article 53a of the Basic Law)
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (Parlamentarisches Kontrollgremium)
Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development (deputy member)
Inter-Parliamentary Union (deputy member)
Parliamentary assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Thuringian Committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
German-Central Asian parliamentary group
Electoral district 296 Nordhausen – Worbis – Heiligenstadt, German federal election, 1994
- Manfred Grund – 51.4%
Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen, German federal election, 1998
- Manfred Grund – 40.1%
Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen, German federal election, 2002
- Manfred Grund – 41.3%
Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, German federal election, 2005
- Manfred Grund – 37.4%
Electoral district 189 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, German federal election, 2009
- Manfred Grund – 43.0%
Electoral district 189 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, German federal election, 2013
- Manfred Grund – 49.6%
Grund is a member of the Roman Catholic Church. He and his wife reside in Heiligenstadt, Thuringia.