Party affiliation: Finnish Social Democratic Party
Member Varkaus City Council, since 1973, then Chairman, since 1985. Member of Parliament for Kuopio, since 1983. Member, Agriculture and Forestry Committee.
Representative State Pension Board. Member. State Finance Committee. Union Representative for Health Care District of Kuopio University and Chairman, since 1989.
Member. Executive Board Kemira Ltd. Health Care Planning Officer, 1973-1975. Research Secretary, 1976-1983.