Party affiliation: Socialist Party
1st secretary of Departmental Socialist Party Federation, since 1974. 4th Deputy Mayor of Montauban. since 1977. Member of National Socialist Party Commission for National and Regional Development.
Deputy for Tarn-et-Garonne, 1st constituency: Montauban, 1981, re-elected 1986 and 1988. Mayor of Montauban, since 1983. Re-elected since 1989.
History and geography teacher, Castelsarrasin High School, Saint-Céré High School and Michelet High School, Montauban.