Party affiliation: Finnish Social Democratic Party
Cabinet Secretary, 1972. Secretary, Parliamentary Economic Committee, Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee, 80. Lahti City Councillor, since 1977.
Chairman, Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee, since 1987. Peiset-Heme, Chairman, Union of since 1989. Member of Eduskunta, since 1980.
Vice-Chairman, The Board of Directors, Lahti District Co-operative Bank.