Born on Jan. 13, 1939 in the village of Popitsa, Byala Slatina municipality, Montana district. Widow, has one daughter.
Completed high school in Byala Slatina 1951. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1956. Worked as a legal advisor. Chair of the Municipal People's Council in Byala Slatina. Deputy chair of the Regional People's Council in Sofia. Deputy chair of the Sofia City Committee for State and People's Control. Secretary general of the Union of Lawyers in Bulgaria. Public prosecutor in the Main Prosecutor's Office. Attorney in Sofia. Municipal councilor in Byala Slatina and regional councilor in the Second Regional People's Council in Sofia. Member of the Central Electoral Commission from the BSP qouta. Chair of the Central Electoral Commission since 1991 (except for the Presidential Election 1996).