Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Town Associate Committee, Herten, since 1976. Deputy-Area Associate Chairman. Informed Citizen, District Committee, Westerholt, 1975-1979.
Member, Town Council, Herten and currently Deputy-Party Whip. Electrician and instructor. Youth Representative, 1967-1971.
Works Committee councillor, Ruhrkohle Workers’Union, Westerholt, since 1978. Works’Council Chairman, since 1984. Member, Industry Union for Mining and Energy, since 1966, Member, Disrtict Committee, Gelsenkirchen, since 1980, Member of Controlling Committee, since 1988.