Party affiliation: Labour Party
Deputy representative for Hedmark County to the Storting, since 1973. Vice Chairman, Norwegian Labour League of Youth (AUF), 1975-1977. Member, Standing Committee on Justice, 1976-1977.
Deputy Chairman, Equal Status Council, 1976-1983. Member, Standing Committee on Local Government and the Environment, 1977-1980. Member of Parliament, since 1977.
Member, Standing Committee on Finance, since 1981, Deputy Chairman, since 1986. Member, National Council for Open-air Recreation, since 1984. Delegate to the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, since 1985.
Ministerof Finance, 1985 Co-operation. Former bank cashier and accountant.