Party affiliation: Christian Social Union
Member of the Student Parliament, University of Erlangen, 1968-1972. V ice Pres, of the Youth Organisation of the Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union) (JU), 1975-1983. Member of Erlangen municipal council, 1978-1988.
Member of Bundestag, since 1987. Assistant. Bavarian State Chancellery, 1976. Head of department, Rural District Office (Landratsamt), region of Nürnberg, 1977-1980.
Head of department, region of Mittelfranken, 1981-1985. Lawyer in private practice, since 1986.