Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Various functions in Area Association, Mainz-Gonsenheim and in sub-district, Mainz City. Member, Trades Union Council, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), Rheinland-Pfalz. Minister for Employment, Welfare, Family and Health, Rheinland-Pfalz Region, 1991 -.
Deputy Member of Bundesrat, 1991 -. Various positions in private economy and public service, including commune administration and German Post Office. Union Secretary, Union of Public Services, Transport and Traffic, 1973.
Chairman, Rheinland-Pfalz branch, 1980.