Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) District Committee, South Hessen and of Regional Committee, Hessen. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) City Representative, Wiesbaden, 1968-1973. Secretary of State in Hessen Regional Government, 1980-1987.
Hessen Minister for Regional Development, Housing, Agriculture, Forests and Nature Conservation, April since 1991. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1991. Trainee, Hessen Court, 1964-1968.
Finance Office, Wiesbaden, 1968-1969. Hessen Regional Office for Road Building, 1969-1970. Hessen Economic Ministry, 197073.
Head of Department, City Development and Construction, Wiesbaden, 1973-1979.