Martin Naef was elected to the Swiss Parliament in 2011 as a member of the Socialdemocratic Party, where he serves as Vice-President of the Foreign Policy Commission and a member of the Legal Affairs Commission. Before that, Naef was Chapter President of the Socialdemocratic Party on the Zurich Constitutional Committee. He has been a member of the Zurich Cantonal Committee since 2003. From 2004 to 2008, he was President of the Socialdemocratic Party for the Canton of Zurich. He remains highly committed to human rights, cooperation and development, and a pro-European policy.