Mario Fehr (no party affiliation) has been a member of the governing council of the Canton of Zurich since 2011. From 1999 to 2011 he represented the Social Democratic Party in the National Council, including in the Foreign Policy Commission. From 1994 to 2010 Fehr was a member of the Executive Municipal Council of the town of Adliswil. From 1991 to 2000 he sat on the Zurich Cantonal Council, and from 2000 to 2005 on the Zurich Constitutional Council. Fehr has long been involved in development cooperation. He is closely associated with the Tibetan community in Switzerland and supports the work of the Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Society and the Society Switzerland-Bhutan.