A business consultant for more than ten years, he was Civil Governor of Lisbon between 2009 and 2011 and a member of Parliament between 1995 and 2009.

He has coordinated various political campaigns for local, regional, legislative and European elections and referendums.

He was a candidate for mayor of Caldas da Rainha in 2005, a councillor until 2009 and leader of a group of elected representatives in the Vila Franca de Xira Municipal Assembly.

For more than a decade, he ran an IPSS in Caldas da Rainha.

He has been a weekly columnist for more than 10 years for a national newspaper.