Party affiliation: partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Independent Labour Party)
Sao Paulo State Deputy, 1979-1983. Member, Special Committee for Investigation of the Living Conditions of the People of the Ribeira Valley, 1979-1980. Member, Human Rights Committee, 1979-1981.
Member, Education Committee, 1979-1983. Federal Deputy, 1983-1987, re-elected 1987-1991 and 1991-1995. Professional career: professor.