Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Appeal
Active Member of town council Aalten and Deputy mayor of Aalten, 1970-1979. Member of Provincial States, Gelderland, 1970-1980. Pres, of CHU group. Provincial States, Gelderland, 1974-1977.
President CHU Chamber Circle Nÿmegen, 1967-1972. Vice-Pres. Region East Gelderland, 1974-1978. Member, Second Chamber, since 1989.
Teacher, economic sciences (economics, constitution, sociology), various secondary educational schools. Pres, social working place, 1970-1975.