Party affiliation: Freedom Party of Austria
District councillor, Himmelberg, since 1958. Local Chairman, Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (Freedom Party of Austria), Himmelberg. Provincial Vice Chairman and provincial agrarian consultant, Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (Freedom Party of Austria), Kärnten.
Vice Chairman, Advisory Council for Agricultural Assistance, Office of Kärnten Provincial Government, since 1976. Member of Nationalrat, for Kärnten, since 1984. Tenant farmer, 1952-1957.
Owner of a farm, since 1957. Senior official, Kärnten Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry, since 1971, and member of Executive Committee, since 1981.