Party affiliation: Socialist Party
First secretary, Socialist Party federation in Bouches-du-Rhône, since 1979. Chairman, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur regional council, 1981-1986. Deputy mayor, Marseille, since 1983.
Deputy, Bouches-du-Rhône, since 1986. National secretary, Socialist Party, responsible for local collectives, since 1988. Lawyer, Marseille, since 1965.
Course organiser, economics department, AixMarseille university, 1976-1978. Chairman, public body for river cleaning in Etang de Berre, since 1979. National secretary, Environment, Town Planning and Quality of Life, since 1979.