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Maye Quade, Erin K.

House 2017-2018 (District 57A); Senate 2023-Present (District 56)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota


Date of Birth: 3/12/1986
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Gender: Female
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: Black
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City of Residence (when first elected): Apple Valley
Occupation (when first elected): Community Representative


Eastview High School; Secondary; 2004
University of St. Thomas; B.A.; Political Science and Justice and Peace Studies


U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States House of Representatives (Staff for U.S. Representative Keith Ellison); [Dates Unknown]


Spouse: Alyse
Children: One child: Hattie (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Special Legislative Concerns: Ending childhood hunger, veterans issues, reproductive health, rights, and justice, pregnancy and parenting, public education, climate.

She founded the Childhood Hunger Caucus.

In 2018, she was named as running mate for lieutenant governor by gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy. The team lost the primary.

She, Clare Oumou Verbeten, and Zaynab Mohamed are the first Black women to serve in the Minnesota Senate. (Sahan Journal)

She and Clare Oumou Verbeten are the first openly LGBTQ women to serve in the Minnesota Senate. (

Religion reported on the Senate floor, April 24, 2023.

Total Days Served: 1265


93rd Legislative Session (2023-2024)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 56
Elected: 11/8/2022
Residence: Apple Valley
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/11/2027
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Non-profit Director for Gender Justice
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • Human Services
  • State and Local Government and Veterans

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 57A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Apple Valley
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Community Representative
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Education Innovation Policy Minutes
  • Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
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