Party affiliation: Socialist Party
On detachment to office of President of the Republic, since 1982. 1st Secretary of Oise Socialist Federation, 1978-1985. Deputy Mayor of Chambly, since 1983.
Regional Councillor for Picardie, since 1986. Deputy for Oise, 5th constituency, replacing Lionel Stoléru on his entry to government, since 1988. Buyer. Louvre Department Stores, 1967-1973.
Buyer. Galeries Lafayette Central Buying Department, 1974. Director of Sitec, 1975-1982.