Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Deputy District chairman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Rhineland-Hessen-Nassau since 1984. Chairman, sub-district Trier since 1986. Member of Land committee, member of Kreistag Trier-Saarburg and member of town and Association Municipal Council Hermeskeil.
Member of Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate 1979-1987. Member of Bundestag since 1987. Former teacher, member of GEW, AWO.
Member of College of Higher Education Rhineland-Palatinate, Trier.