Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Member of provincial council, Limburg, 1971. District chair, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party), 1974-1977. Deputy, province of Limburg, 1977-1985.
Member. National Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) party Committee, 1982-1985. Senator, Hasselt-Tongeren-Maaseik district, since 1985. Member, senate commissions on economic affairs, finance, infrastructure, education and science, naturalisation.
Member, interparliamentary Benelux advisory council. Member, Flemish council commissions on regulations of general business and petitions, town and country planning, welfare and health. Deputy chair, Flemish council commission on finance and estimates.