Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of Bundestag; chairman. Sub-District Gelsenkirchen. Member of town council Gelsenkirchen, 80.
Deputy Group chairman, since 1977. Member of District committee. West Westphalia since 1982.
Deputy chairman, SPD-Party council. Admin. Director; higher civil service, town inspector. 1970-1973; social service (instead of military), 1972-1973.
Secretary, Falcon training and Leisure centre North-Rhine Westphalia e.V., 1973-1976. Head of Admin., Socialist training centre Haard e.V., 1976-1980. Member of AWO, Nature Friends and Socialist Youth of Germany - The Falcons.