Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member of ÓTV Union; member of Young Union, 1965. Chairman of Presidency, Young Union and member of CDU-Presidency North Rhine-Westphalia, 1972. Member of District committee, deputy District chairman, Christian Democratic Union Ruhr area.
Chairman CDU-Lawyers North RhineWestphalia. Member of town council Recklinghausen, 1969. Member of Kreistag Recklinghausen, 1975.
Member of landscape Assembly Westphalia-Lippe, 1975-1983. Chairman, CDU-Group. Recklinghausen since 1978. Representative, CDU/CSU-Group in Legal committee.
Member of Bundestag (North Rhine Westphalia list) since 1983. Railway employee, 1954-1965. Member of supervisory board, Veba District Heating GmbH and Housing Association Recklinghausen mbH.
Member of admin, council, Stadtsparkasse Recklinghausen. Chairman. Land Working Group Christian Democratic Lawyers (LACDJ) in North Rhine-Westphalia.