Born in 1967 in Vila Verde, Braga. Graduate in Systems and Informatics Engineering at the University of Minho. Currently studying Law. Chairman of the Juventude Social Democrata - JSD of Vila Verde (1992 and 1993). Leader of the Braga District Political Committee of the JSD (1994-1996). 1998, Mayor of Vila Verde. He is currently concluding his third mandate. 1999 legislative elections, head of the PSD candidate list for the Braga, elected Member of the Portuguese Parliament. 2004 elected Member of the National Political Committee of the PSD. Chairman of the Agency for the Regional Development of Cávado and Chairman of the Association of the Municipalities of Vale do Cávado. He integrates the General Council of the Coordination's Committee in the Northern Region and the General Council of the National Association of the Portuguese Municipalities. MEP since 2009.