|Chairman of the Swiss People's Party|
March 1, 2008 – April 23, 2016
|Preceded by||Ueli Maurer|
|Succeeded by||Albert Rösti|
23 August 1974
Wattwil, St. Gallen
|Political party||Swiss People's Party|
Born in Wattwil (St. Gallen), Brunner was first elected to the federal parliament in 1995 at the age of 21, as the youngest member ever. In addition to working on his farm, he operated an internet radio station aimed at farmers, and chaired the St. Gallen section of his party.
In January 2016, soon after the 2015 federal election, where the Swiss People's Party received record gains, Brunner announced that he would step down as the president of the SVP in April. He was succeeded by Albert Rösti on April 23, 2016.
Brunner is a member of a Campaign for an Independent and Neutral Switzerland.
- "People's Party elects new leader". Swissinfo. March 1, 2008.
- "Head of Switzerland's largest party to step down - Yahoo News". News.yahoo.com. 2016-01-09. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- "«Wir haben Themen aufgegriffen, die die Leute beschäftigen»". Tages-Anzeiger. January 9, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Albert Rösti Übernimmt in «Zeiten des Erfolgs»". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- Jürgensen, Nadine (April 24, 2016). "Einer, Der es Taktvoll Mag". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- ASIN Bulletin, Élections fédérales 2015: 43 membres de l'ASIN à Berne, n°178, december 2015, p.3
- Media related to Toni Brunner at Wikimedia Commons
- Personal homepage (German)
- Biographical entry on the Federal Parliament website (German)