Party affiliation: Liberal Party - Dutch Speaking Wing
Member of Chamber of Representatives, Ghent-Eeklo district, since 1971. First Vice President, Chamber of Representatives. since 1988. Member. Chamber of Reps, commissions on employment and social policy, public health, the envirronment and families, revision of the constitution for institutional reform and settlement of conflict.
Member. Chamber of Representatives, special commission for regulation and reform of parliamentary activity. Member, Flemish council commissions on regulations of general business and petitions, education, welfare and health, housing and urban renewal. Secretary, Ziekenfonds (health insurance), 1956^ 79.
Chair, Ziekenfonds (health insurance), since 1980.