Edina, Minn. – Dario Anselmo today secured the endorsement of Edina’s House District 49A Republicans in his campaign to represent the city as its next State Representative.
Said Anselmo, “I am honored to again receive the support of so many engaged citizens in my campaign to represent Edina as its next state representative. Like all Minnesotans, Edinans want good schools for their children, a private sector economy that is allowed to innovate and grow jobs, and a state government that does the things it needs to do well without becoming a burden to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what I’ll work for everyday as Edina’s next state representative.”
Dario and wife, Jeanne, have lived in Edina for the past 17 years. He was born in Duluth and raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
He and Jeanne have three children. All attend Edina Public Schools. Dario recognizes that Edina’s thriving public schools are essential for the community’s quality of life, so he’s strengthened them by serving on the board of the Edina Education Fund and now on the board of Edina Give and Go. Dario has also served as president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for over 10 years, and he was a long time board member of the Minnesota Mental Health Association.
In addition to his family life and civic involvement, Dario is an entrepreneur and small businessman. He started his first company at age 21. After selling it, he bought the Fine Line Music Café in downtown Minneapolis. Under Dario's leadership for nearly the next 20 years, the Fine Line became a cultural institution.
To leverage the Fine Line's success and create broader benefits for the surrounding neighborhood, Dario co-founded the Warehouse District Business Assn. and was a longtime member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Through those efforts, he encouraged elected officials to enact policies to encourage job growth.
Today, Dario seeks to draw on his background as a father, husband, Edina resident, advocate for our schools, entrepreneur and businessman to represent Edina in the Minnesota state legislature.