Party affiliation: Independent
Member. Convention of Republican Institutions, 1965. Mayor, Saint-Fons, since 1967. Senator, socialist, le Rhône, since 1977.
Deputy chairman. National Federation of Elected Socialists and Republicans. Deputy general treasurer of the Association of Mayors of France, since 1977. Member, board of directors, Public Broadcasting Establishment of France. since 1978, and commission of cultural affairs.