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Erhardt, Ron

House 1991-92 (District 42B); House 1993-2002 (District 42A); House 2003-2008 (District 41A); House 2013-2016 (District 49A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/23/1929
Birth Place: , Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Edina
Occupation (when first elected): Financial Planner

EDUCATION

Minneapolis North High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Psychology
University of Minnesota; B.B.A.; General Business

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Jacquelyn "Jackie" (she died in 2001); Widower
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.

He switched from the Republican party to the Democratic Farmer Labor party in 2010.

Total Days Served: 8029

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 49A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2015 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 49A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Notes: He switched from the Republican party to the Democratic Farmer Labor party in 2010 between terms in the Legislature.
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican Party Notes: He ran unsuccessfully as a Moderate Independent candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2008 elections.
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes: Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Taxes
  • Transportation Finance
  • Transportation Policy (Chair)
  • Ways and Means

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2002 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2002 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Tax Division (Chair)
  • Ways and Means

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Taxes Division (Chair)

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs: Tourism
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Sales and Income Tax Division

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs: Real Estate and Commerce
  • Regulated Industries and Energy
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Sales and Income Tax Division

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42A
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Controversial Bills
  • Commerce and Economic Development: International Trade, Technology and Economic Development Division
  • Regulated Industries and Energy
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Tax

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42B
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Edina
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Financial Planner
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development: Quality Workforce and Competitiveness
  • Energy
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Government Structures Division
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2013 House Interview


Articles & Books About
"Erhardt Plans to Focus On Business Issues." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 11, 1991, p. 19.



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