Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Chairman, District Young Socialists, Palatinate, 1967-1971. Member of district committee, Palatinate and Land committee Rhineland-Palatinate, 1969. Member of District committee, Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund, 1968-1974.
Member of town council, Speyer, 1969-1971. Member of Bundestag, since 1971. Member of Parliament, Assembly of the Council of Europe, since 1973.
Deputy Chairman, SPD-District Palatinate, 1979-1986. Chairman District European Union, since 1986. Speaker, sports policies, SPD-Bundestag Group.
Schools service, Speyer, since 1964.