Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of Bundestag since 1983 (North-Rhine Westphalia list). Deputy Federal chairman. Young Socialists in the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany).
1972-1978; member of town council, Düsseldorf, 1975-1983. Concrete and steel builder. Member of AWO, GEW and Association, for the Promotion of Cooperatives.
Working Union of Allergies.