Ron Erhardt, former Republican House Member, is running this fall in District 49A as a Democrat. If he wins, he would join this list of legislators who have run since 1973 under more than one party label. For details, see their records in the Library's Legislators Past & Present database, as linked below.
Rep. Robert Anderson switched from the IR party to the DFL in July 1992.
Rep. Charlie Berg had a long history of differing party designations.
Sen. Dean Johnson served as Senate Minority Leader as an Independent Republican member and Senate Majority Leader as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member.
Sen. Sheila Kiscaden served as a Republican and a member of the Independence Party (while continuing to caucus with the Republicans). After she was asked to leave the Republican caucus, she joined the DFL caucus.
Sen. Bob Lessard became an Independent after serving as a DFL member.
Rep. Glen Sherwood was a member of the DFL party before switching to the IR party.
Rep. Al Wieser, Jr., was a member of the DFL party before switching to the IR party.
Two members switched parties during their last terms in office. Rep. Mark Olson ran for each of his terms as a Republican, but changed his status during his final term. Rep. Doug Reuter switched from Republican to Independent status.