Christian Hursky

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Christian Hursky (born June 14, 1961 in Vienna ) is an Austrian politician ( SPÖ ). He is a Viennese councilor and member of the state parliament.

education and profession

Christian Hursky attended elementary school between 1967 and 1971 and then the secondary school in Vienna until 1975. Afterwards Hursky attended the one-year savings bank school of the Erste Österreichische Sparkasse in Vienna and learned the trade of wholesaler from 1977 to 1980. Then he did his military service . As a result, he continued his professional education, passed the license examination for the transport industry and as a dangerous goods officer.

After his apprenticeship, Hursky was service manager in the graphics industry (1980 to 1986) and then until 1989 stock accountant in the industry. Between 1989 and 1997 he was a dispatcher in the mineral oil trade and has been dispatcher in the mineral oil trade and transport industry since 1997.


Christian Hursky was District Councilor in Vienna- Favoriten between 1990 and 2005 and from 2005 a member of the Vienna City Council and Member of the Vienna State Parliament . After a year he rose to become the agricultural spokesman for the SPÖ club. In 2007, Hursky moved from the Vienna City Council to the National Council, where he succeeded Anton Gaál as a mandate in the constituency 9D (Vienna South). Hursky described the topics of security, integration and transport as his political priorities in the National Council. He represented the SPÖ in the XXIII. Legislative period in the Internal Affairs, Immunity and National Defense committees and as a substitute member in the External Affairs, Research & Technology, Economy, Agriculture and Transport committees. He was also a substitute member of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the Ministry of the Interior.

Since 2009 Hursky is again a member of the Vienna State Parliament and City Council. His focus here is on integration, human resources (Chairman of the Personnel Commission 2015) and security. Thematically, he deals with men's work (support of associations in violence prevention), aircraft noise (member mediation forum and dialogue forum Vienna-Schwechat airport) and internal security - police (security spokesman 2015).

Hursky has been a member of the district party committee since 1984 and section chairman (1985–2015) of the SPÖ Vienna / Favoriten, since 1988 a member of the district party committee and from 2008 deputy chairman.


Christian Hursky grew up in Vienna-Favoriten in the Quarinhof municipal housing estate . He is married. His political role model is Bruno Kreisky .

In addition, Hursky held the office of President of the Vienna Chess Association from 2008 to 2017, and has been President of the Austrian Chess Federation (ÖSB) since June 2017 .

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