Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Member of District council, Young Socialists, 1969-1972. Member of town council, Frankenthal, 1969-1984. Member of District committee, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Palatinate since 1972.
Member of Environmental Planning Association Rhine-Neckar since 1973. Member of Bundestag; Speaker on Agriculture for the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany). Municipal Deacon, 1959-1962.
Town/diocese youth attendant, 1962-1971. Priesthood 1971-1973. Religious education teacher, vocational schools, 1973-1980.
Federal chairman. Central Association, of Middle and East Germans (ZMO) since 1982.