Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of District Parliament, Halle, since 1981. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union District Associate, Kyffhäuserkreis, since 1990. Chairman, Petition Committee.
Member, Study Committees on Media and Post. Member. Select Committee for the Control of the Dissolution of the Ministry for State Security and the Office for National Security. Vicar, Protestant/Lutheran Church, Thüringen, 1968.
Vicar, then priest, Gotha-Sundhausen, since 1970. Priest and District youth minister. Bad Frankenhausen; secondary Secretary, Church Council Work, Thüringen District, 1984-1990.