Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member, Youth Union, 1966. District Chairman, Youth Union, 196973. Honorary Secretary and District Committee Member, Youth Union, Sudbaden, 1973-1976.
Press Spokesman and Committee Member, Christian Democratic Union, Sudbaden, since 1975. Regional Deputy Councillor, Tuttlingen, since 1980. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union Town Associate, Tuttlingen, 1984-1986.
Chairman, Christian Democratic Union District Associate, Tuttlingen, since 1985. Representative of Rector for political education, University of Freiburg, 1976-1978. Interior Administrator, Baden-Württemberg, since 1979.
Chairman, Pyschosocial Circle, Tuttlingen.