Party affiliation: Finnish Social Democratic Party
Councillor, Imatra Town Council, 1979. Youth Committee, Kyme Province, 1979-1982. Councillor, Kuusankoski Town Council, 1973-1978.
Member of Eduskunta, since 1983. Board of Pohjola Liikenne (transport co.), 1984. Professional career: Head, Finno-American Society Nursery School, 1977-1978.
Compensation Processor, Imatra Labour Exchange, 1978-1980. Nordic Employment Agency, 1980-1982. Planner, 1982-1983.