Dario Anselmo announced his intention to run for the District 49A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives on November 10. He is a small businessman and entrepreneur who co-founded the Warehouse District Business Association and is a member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. He, his wife, Jeanne, and three children live in Edina's Parkwood Knolls neighborhood. He has served on the boards of the Edina Education Fund, Edina Give and Go, and the Minnesota Mental Health Association. He has been president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Star Tribune reported that "Dario Anselmo will again challenge Rep. Ron Erhardt, DFL-Edina, in an important suburban House race."
Anselmo intends to seek the endorsement of Senate District 49 Republicans. He will meet with the SD49 Candidate Search Committee, a required precursor to being nominated at the SD 49 Republican endorsing convention. The convention will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016.