He was a member of the Alstahaug Labor Party from 1937 and became honorary member of the party. He was the Mayor of Alstahaug from 1968 to 1975 and member of the Nordland County Council for two periods from 1976 to 1983.
2 books was written about Torvald and his stay as a P.O.W, below you see the author´s
My fathers political life and community involvement took place as long back as early 50th´s.
He liked to write in the local news paper and had a clear perception about many local discussions ongoing in the news. Below you find a few of them and his opinion.