Erin Maye Quade



Erin Maye Quade represented Minnesota’s 57A District in the state’s House of Representatives from 2016-2018.

She is currently the advocacy director of Gender Justice, a nonprofit that addresses the causes and consequences of gender inequality.

In the State House, Maye Quade was an outspoken champion for gender justice, and the primary sponsor of bills banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth and eliminating the so-called "gay panic" legal defense.

She was the only person in Minnesota to flip a Republican seat in the 2016 election, and one of the youngest people ever to be elected to the Minnesota House.

In 2018, she made double history as the first LGBTQ person and half of the first all-women ticket to be endorsed by a major political party in Minnesota when she ran for Lieutenant Governor alongside Erin Murphy. (They lost the primary.)

Maye Quade and her wife, Alyse, live in Apple Valley, MN.


Ran for:
Minnesota State House of Representatives


Status: Won, served 2016-2018