Party affiliation: suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue, (SDP, Finnish Social Democratic Party)
Member, Kotka Town Council, 1972. Member, Central Admin. Board, Association, of Nursing, 1976-1979.
SDP Party Council, 1978. Member. Presidential Electorate, 1978, 1982, 1988.
Member of Eduskunta, since 1979. 2nd Vice-Chairman, Kotka Town Council, 1981. Minister of Education, 1987-1991.
Professional career: Psychiatric Nurse, Pitkâniemi Hospital, 196466. Registered Nurse, Kotka Central Hospital, 1969.