Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Chairman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) subdistrict, Hochtaunus, 1971-1991. Member of Hessen Landtag, since 1974. Party Whip, Landtag, 1984-1987, 1988-1991.
Hessen Minister for Economy, Traffic and Technology, since 1991. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1991. Union Member, since 1959.