Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Assistant to Pierre Joxe, Chairman of Bourgogne Regional Council, 1979-1982. First Secretary, Socialist Party Federation, Saône-et-Loire, since 1982. Head of Mission to Pierre Joxe, Minister of the Interior, 1984-1986.
Regional Councillor, 1986, proclaimed Socialist Deputy for Saône-et-Loire (4th constituency) to replace Pierre Joxe on his appointment as a member of government, 1988.