Phil Fuehrer joined the Independence Party in March 1995 and became State Platform Committee Chair that April. He is a co-author of the Constitution and Bylaws rewrite done that year - much of which is still in use.
During his 20+ years with the IP he has served in such positions as Fourth Congressional District Chair, Constitution/Bylaws Committee Chair and as a member of the State Executive Committee.
Phil is a 3-time candidate representing the IP (State Representative and twice for St. Paul City Council) and was the first IP candidate to receive the endorsement of a major Minnesota newspaper (St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1996). He has also served in top level positions for Secretary of State and U.S. Senate campaigns as well as an advisor to numerous other local and statewide candidacies.