Party affiliation: Centre Party
Councillor, Oulu, since 1981. Member, Oulu City Board, 198I-. Member of the Eduskunta, since 1986.
Member. State Finance Committee. Geography and natural science teacher, Siikajoki Municipal Grammar School, 1966-1967. Teacher, Pulkkila, Piippola and Pyhànta Municipal Grammar School, 1969-1977.
Acting senior inspector. National Board of General Education, 1971-1973. Teacher, University of Oulu Teacher Training College, 1975.
Principal. Kempele Senior Secondary School, since 1976. Educational counsellor, National Board of Education, since 1991.