Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Town Councillor for Limoges, since 1971. Departmental Councillor for Haute Vienne, 1976-1988. Deputy Mayor of Limoges, 1977, re-elected 1983.
Deputy for Haute Vienne. Regional Councillor for Limousin, 1981-1986. 1st Deputy Mayor of Limoges, since 1989.
Economist. Centre for Study and Research on National and Regional Development, 1968-1969. Economist, Commissionership for Rural Restructuring, 1970-1974. Principal Private Secretary to Chairman of Regional Council for Limousin, 1974-1981.