Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Appeal
Member of Town Council, Emmeloord, 1978-1986. President Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal) group in council, 1981-1986. Active Member of town council, Emmeloord, in finance, information technology, social affairs, education and development work.
Member of Second Chamber, since 1986. Secretary, forming leader of Christelÿke Plattelands jongeren Overyssel, 1969-1970. Social economical adviser, Christelÿke Boeren-en Tuindersbond Overyssel, 74.
Teacher, Agraric Education Center Emmeloord, 1974-1986.