Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Party
Provincial Delegate of Youth groups, Verona, 1969. Regional Youth Delegate, Christian Democrats, Veneto, 1970. Councillor, Verona, 1970.
Member Provincial Committee, Christian Democrats, from 1972. Member Provincial Leadership, Christian Democrats, Verona from 1972. Elected Deputy, VeronaPadua-Vicenza-Rovigo, 1972-1987.
Youngest Deputy of 6th Legislature. Member Committee on Constitutional Affairs. Member Election Body.
Under-Secretary for Transport in 3rd Andreotti government. Under-Secretary for Public Works, in 4th and 5th Andreotti government, and 1st and 2nd Cossiga government. Under-Secretary for Industry, Trade and Craft in 1st and 2nd Spadolini government.
Member Committee on Constitutional Affairs. Elected Senator, Verona Collina, 1987. Member Committee on Labour and Social Security.
Minister of Agriculture, since 1992.