Position with general administration, Niedersachsen. Position with district President, Osnabrück. Regional climn., Jungsozialisten (Young Soeialists), 1970.
Various local party functions. Personal assistant. Minister of Economics of Niedersachsen, Hannover, 1974-1976. Head of economics, construction and trade supervision department, regional authority of Weser-Ems, since 1976.
Head of organisation department, regional authority of Weser-Ems. Member of town council, Oldenburg, since 1981. Sub-district chairman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Oldenburg, since 1982.
Member of Bundestag for Oldenburg-Ammerland. Lawyer; member of Gewerkschaft Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr (ÖTV, Trade Union for Public and Transport Services).