Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member, Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal) (Christian Democratic Employees) and Youth Union. Member, Christian Democratic Union Committee, Rastatt, 1974-1982. Town Councillor, Rastatt, 1975-1985.
Member, Party Committee, since 1984. Area Councillor, Rastatt-Wintersdorf, 1975-1985. Mayor of Gaggenau, 1985-1990.
District Chairman, KPV (Kommunal Politische Vereinigung, Communal Political Alliance), Rastatt, since 1985. Member. District Committee, KPV, Nordbaden. Member, Regional Committee, KPV, Baden-Württemberg.
Senior Town Councillor, Gaggenau, 1970-1985. Head of the Construction Administration Office and of the Co-ordination branch for Environment. Member of the Board, Bad Rotenfels Spa Community and of Town Housing Associate, Gaggenau, 1985-1990.