Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Provincial Councillor, West-Vlaanderen, 197477. Town Councillor, Houthulst, since 1977. Deputy for Veume-Diksmuide-Oostende, 1977-1981.
Senator for Veume-Diksmuide-Oostende, since 1981. Member, Senate Commissions for National Affairs, International Commerce, Defence, Education and Science. Interparliamentary Consultant to the Benelux Council.
Member Flemish Council Committees for Culture, Environment, Preservation of Nature, Sport and Tourism. Member, Interparliamentary Committee of the Dutch Language Union.