Party affiliation: Rally for the Republic
Town Councillor, 1965, Mayor of Sévignacq-Méyracq, 1968, re-elected 1971, 1977, 1983 and since 1989. Member of Agriculture Section of Economic and Social Council, 1974-1976. Deputy for Oloron-Orthez, replacing Maurice Plantier on his entry to government, 1978-1981.
Regional Councillor for Aquitaine, 1978-1981 and 1983-1986. Member of Production and Exchange Commission, National Assembly. Senator for Pyrénées-Atlantiques, since 1983.
Member of Cultural Affairs Committee, 1983-1986. Member of Defence and Foreign Affairs Commission, 198687. Parliamentary Delegate to European Communities, since 1983.
Member of Law Committee, since 1987. Member. Finance Commission, since 1989. Farmer; Secretary General, Departmental Centre for Young Farmers of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, 1968-1970.
Administrator, Béarn Artificial Insemination Cooperative. Administrator, Béarn and Basque Region Animal Farmers Cooperative.