Party affiliation: Centre Party
Member, Nilsià Municipal Council, 1980-1983. Member of Parliament, since 1987. Chairman, Kuopio chapter of the Centre Party, since 1989.
Member, Finance Committee. Member. Economic Committee. Chairman, Inter-Parliamentary Union Finnish Group.
Minister of Social Affairs and Health. Chief Medical Officer. Eno Health Centre, 1973-1974.
Chief Medical Officer, Nilsià-Rautavaara Health Centre, since 1975.