Dario Anselmo brings his life experiences as businessman, civic leader, athlete, pilot, husband and father to his campaign as our GOP-endorsed candidate for MN House of Representatives for Edina (HD 49A).
Dario was born in Duluth and raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. He and his wife Jeanne have lived in Edina's Parkwood Knolls neighborhood for more than 15 years. Their three children all attend Edina Public Schools. As a dual working family (his wife is a full-time interior designer / florist), they appreciate first-hand the need for government to be a good steward of tax dollars. The family enjoys time outdoors with activities that include downhill ski racing, and bicycling summer and winter (road & fat bikes). Dario enjoys basketball with his sons, and coaching one son’s team. Dario has also been a licensed pilot for more than 30 years, since age 17, and through continued study and practice holds multiple ratings including instrument, multi-engine and seaplane.
Dario recognizes that Edina’s 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.
In contrast to the current state representatives, Dario has attended the Edina Forums on airport noise each year. He’s able to listen with both a pilot’s and homeowner’s perspective. And he’s participated in the recent community meetings discussing the Braemar golf course proposed “winter wonderland” park expansion.
Dario understands how critical proper mental health support and services are to ensure all members of our communities thrive. Experience with a bipolar father led Dario to get involved locally, serving as president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for more than 10 years, and as a long time board member of the Minnesota Mental Health Association.Read more