Although born in Vampula, Mikkola has participated in politics in Turku. He was member of the parliament from 1983 to 1986 and again from 1995 to 2003. Mikkola was elected to the position of the speaker of the parliament for a short term in 1999 after general elections. He continued as the second deputy speaker of the parliament for the remaining term 1999-2003. He has continued in municipal politics in Turku after he left the parliament.
- "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
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