Party affiliation: Partido Social Democrata (PSD, Social Democratic Party)
Senior Official, Co-ordinating Committee for the Algarve. Official responsible for Inter-municipal Development programme and Town Accounts Data System programme. General Co-ordinator, Integrated Programme for the Development of the North-Eastern Algarve.
President, Planning Committee. Municipal Director, Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Member, Interministerial Committee on Information Systems.
Member, Committee for Urban and Regional Investigation and Committee on Alternative Energy. Department Head, Regional Planning Department, 1986. Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, since 1987.
Member, Parliamentary Committees on Economy, Finance and Planning. And Agriculture and Fisheries. Member, Parliamentary Sub-Cttee. on Fisheries.
Director Social Democratic Party District Office of Studies.
Author and co-author of various regional socio-economic reports and studies, eg. Estudos de Caracterizaçao Socio-Económica da Regiao do Algarve e Necessidades de Formaçao Profissional, 1981. Contribuiçao Regional para o Plano, 1983.
Programa de Desenvolvimento Integrado no Nordeste Algarvio, 1983, Estudos de viabilidade económicofinanceira nos sectores das pescas e do turismo. Estudos de Caracterizacao e Diagóstico Sectorial.