She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Finnmark in 1993, but was not re-elected in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, during the first cabinet Bondevik, she was appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development.
On the local level, she was a member of Finnmark county council from 1987 to 1991, and deputy mayor of Karasjok from 2003 to 2007. She chaired the county party chapter from 1987 to 1991. From 1998 to 2000 she chaired the Centre Party Women's Association (Senterkvinnene); during the same period she was a member of the central party board.
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