Gerald’s story very interesting and inspiring. So, I would like to share it with you.
We met one and half years ago, at that time I was traveling around Austria. Gerald friendly and sympathetic person.
«I want to serve for the society and solve problems», once said Gerald and immediately confirmed his words by deeds.
Gerald, an Austrian man of twenty-five, which is “today” still studying at university, but already “tomorrow” is planning to become a member of the Austrian national parliament. And it is not just words.
Gerald was born in the small Austrian municipality Oberndorf, near Salzburg. Unfortunately, when Gerald was 9 years old, his father died.
Gerald: «My father died when I was 9 years old. That’s why I am a fighter».
His political career began in 2009, and in 2010 he became member of the board of the Yang Austrian People’s Party in Upper Austria.
2011 – a chairman of my district Braunau.
2013 – a vice-chairman of Upper Austria.
2015 – a member of the board in Austria
Talking about politics career, Gerald proudly said: “Our boss, Sebastian Kurz, is the youngest foreign minister in the world.” (Sebastian is 29 years old).
In 2013, Gerald first time participated in the parliamentary elections, but his trial was unsuccessful. The next time he did it in 2015 and scored 2126 votes. This inspired him to the next step, and today he is sure that in 2017, he will be a member of the state parliament.
Gerald: «At the end of 2017 I will be a member of our state parliament, because I got a lot of preference votes, that is a big success for me and young people in general».
In the last couple of years, Gerald was for internships in Irkutsk (Russian Federation), Shanghai (China), Washington D.C. (USA).
And in free time Gerold loves sports, reading and traveling.
“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – this phrase of Arnold Schwarzenegger inspires and leads Gerald in his life. (By the way, Schwarzenegger also an Austrian).
I’m really wish Gerald victories and success in his career. It’s so cool to be young, responsible and purposeful. And I think that Gerald can be an example for the young people! Of course, you don’t have to make a political career, just do what you like.
And remember: is impossible born great. To reach success and became great, you have to work very hard!