Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member. County Board of Control, Vardoe, 1979-1985. Member. County Council, Vardoe, 1979-1985. Absentee Representative for Finnmark County in Storting, 1981 -85.
Member Committee for Spokesmen in the Armed Forces, 1979. Member. Student Council, Oslo, 1980. Member. Executive Committee of Labour Party, Oslo, 1980.
Member, Executive Committee of Labour Party, Finnmark, since 1981. Member. Board of Control of Vardoe Borough Health and Social Care Services, 1983-1985. Leader, Labour Party Youth Organisation (Norwegian) (Labour Party youth organisation) Industry Committee, 1984-1985.
Member. Storting, since 1985. Leader, Labour Party Youth Organisation (Norwegian) Student Committee, 1985-1986. Member, Labour Party Youth Organisation (Norwegian) Central Board of Control, 89.
Leader, Labour Party Youth Organisation (Norwegian) District and Borough Political Committee, 1987-1989, member. Labour Party Economic Committee, since 1989, Borough Committee, 198589, Housing Committee, 1987-1988. Member of Executive Committee, Atlantic Association of Young Political Leaders, since 1987.
Leader of European Movement, Norway’s District Committee, 1989-1990. Mem of Storting Committees on Local Administration, Employment and Environment, 89 and Finance, since 1989. Vice Chairman. Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, since 1990.
Main spokesman on Finance, Economy and Taxes, Labour Party, since 1990. Member, Labour Party Parliamentary Group Board of Control, since 1990.