Party affiliation: For Fatherland and Freedom
Sociologist University Latvia, Riga (Latvia) Civil Avation Engineering Institute. Road worker, turner enterprises, Talsis and Kuldiga, Latvia. Teacher high school, Madona and Cesvaine, Latvia.
Deputy chairman, chairman Latvian Committee Citizen's Congress, 1990-1993. Deputy 5th Saeima; secretary Saeima Legal Commission. Deputy 6th Saeima; minister education and science, deputy prime minister Government of Latvia, Riga, 1995-1998.
Chair Conservative Union Fatherland & Freedom/LNNK, since 1998. Parliamentary secretary Ministry of Justice, since 1999.