Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Chairman. Young Union District Mettmann, 69. Member of Kreistag Mettmann, 1964-1983. Town mayor, Velbert, 1969-1984.
Member of presidency North Rhine-Westphalia, Town and Municipal Association, since 1975. Chairman, Christian Democratic Union District Mettmann since 1977. Member of Land committee, Christian Democratic Union Rhineland, 1982-1985.
Member of Bundestag since 1983. Manager. Community training workshop, Velbert. Chairman, Central Association, of German Kolping Works since 1986.