City of Red Wing

City Council and Mayor

Pictured: Front left - Council Member Lisa Pritchard Bayley, Council Vice President Peggy Rehder, Council President Dean Hove, Mayor Dan Bender.
Pictured: Back left - Council Member Ralph Rauterkus, Council Member Dustin Schulenberg, Council Member Kim Beise, Council Member Dan Munson. As your government representatives on the local level, these officials should be commended for their commitments of time and thoughtful decision-making as they are confronted with issues and concerns on an ongoing basis. Working together with city staff, they work to create and maintain an excellent standard of living within Red Wing.

The Red Wing City Council meets regularly the second and fourth Mondays in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. 
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Daniel D. BenderDan Bender

Term: June 24, 2013 to January 2017   
Phone:  651.385.7521 

Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University (1970), and worked as a Software Engineer at IBM in Rochester, MN, for 30 years.

Dan and his wife, Dee, moved to Red Wing in 2004 and have become active community volunteers.  Dan served on the City Council from 2009 through 2012.

“I will be a visible, available, and dedicated advocate for this community. As Red Wing citizens, you are active, innovative, and caring, so I will seek your input and involvement in making decisions that affect us all.  Together we need to strengthen our economic base while preserving our natural and historic character.  I look forward to working with all of you building a bright future in this vibrant, unique community.” 

Kim Beise

Council Member, First Ward
Term: January 2013 to January 2017
Phone:  651-261-1859

Kim is President and CEO of Dowco Valve Company Inc. located in Hastings, Minnesota. He has spent over 34 years in the repair, service, and sales of valves, most of those years as and owner of Dowco Valve. Kim is a Journeyman Pipefitter of Local 300 Bismarck, ND, Member of the NBIC (National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors) subcommittee on Pressure Relief Devices, and is also the current Chairman of the VRC (Valve Repair Council division of Valve Manufactures Association) Board of Directors. He has also serving or served on other boards and advisory committees.

Kim and his wife Lucinda have been Red Wing residents since 1986, have raised their 3 children here and are now watching their grandchildren grow up in Red Wing. 

"I will be available to not only those in my Ward but anyone from the City of Red Wing that has a questions or concern. I believe strongly in the involvement and input of those not only in elected office in the City of Red Wing but the many volunteers and citizens that working together will continue to make Red Wing a place where people will want to live and raise their families, work, and have their businesses."  

Lisa Pritchard Bayleylisa bayley

Council Member, Second Ward
Term: January 2013 to January 2017
Phone: 651.388.7638

Lisa has a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lisa said, "I want to work on building a strong Red Wing for the future. My professional and personal experiences, in the public sector as a public prosecutor, as counsel to the Wabasha County Board and a community volunteer have prepared me well. I want to be an active advocate for citizen involvement, strengthening Red Wing's economic base, and building on the traditions of our community. I ran on a platform of open government and common sense decision making. Working together, we can make Red Wing stronger now and for our children."

Dean Hove dean hove

Council President
Council Member, First & Second Wards (combined)
Term: January 2015 to January 2019
Phone: 651.388.1072

Dean Hove has lived his entire life in Red Wing. He and his wife, Teresa, were longtime owners of the Pantry Restaurant. Having served in the Minnesota National Guard for 10 years, Hove is an active member of the American Legion.

According to Hove, "Everyone in Red Wing has a stake in our city's future. As a lifelong resident, I understand the hard choices facing City Council Members. I believe we can find solutions to our city's financial issues that will still allow us to provide the high level of services we currently enjoy. People expect a good value for their tax dollar. Reasonable taxation is no accident. It takes discipline."

Hove continued, "For several years, friends and neighbors encouraged me to run for City Council. When my wife and I sold our business, I decided I would have the time to give something back to my hometown. Public service has been a very challenging and rewarding opportunity. I am proud to serve."

Dan MunsonDan Munson

Council Member, Third Ward
Term: January 2015 to January 2019
Phone: 651.212.6573



Peggy Rehder peggy rehder

Council Vice President
Council Member, Fourth Ward
Term: January 2015 to January 2019
Phone: 651.388.4651

As one of the fifth generation of Rehders here in Red Wing, I ran to help invigorate our downtown, preserve our historic neighborhoods, and encourage responsible growth and economic development.

Community service is a Rehder family tradition. My grandfather John was instrumental in the building of the original Colvill Swimming Pool. He also served on the St Johns's Hospital Board for many years, as did my father Bob Sr. My mother Loraine volunteered throughout the city, and was a Juvenile Probation Officer for 20 years.

My background includes service on the staff of a U.S. Congressman, Director of Congressional Affairs for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, lobbyist for Minnesota local government entities at both the State and Federal level, Chair of the Goodhue County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and member of the Board of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. I enjoy volunteer activities in church and throughout our community.

Ralph RauterkusRalph Rauterkus

Council Member, Third & Fourth Wards (combined)
Term: January 2013 to January 2017
Phone: 651.388.7303

Council Member Ralph Rauterkus and his wife, Mary, chose to move to Mary’s hometown 26 years ago. He said, “With its excellent schools, diverse culture and caring citizens it’s the ideal community to raise our family and as I travel throughout the region I'm proud to represent our great city”.

Ralph has a wealth of experience in the civic arena and in the private sector. He has served four years on the City Council, two years on the Port Authority, and five years on the Planning Commission. He has 32 years of technical and management experience working in high-tech manufacturing and is the Director of Information Systems at Polar Semiconductor, based in Bloomington. He said, “I have and will continue to put that knowledge and my management experience to work for the citizens of Red Wing”.

When asked what his focus will be for his second term, Ralph responded, “During my first term I worked hard to serve our community - with integrity, passion and compassion. My focus is always on setting a solid foundation to position our City for a better tomorrow. I will continue to support healthy growth for our city while still preserving our community character and our natural environment. It will take patience and hard work to lead Red Wing into the future. While there are many challenges ahead, like strengthening the Downtown, expanding our tax base, managing Solid and Nuclear Waste and many more, I’m committed to making decisions based on what is best for the future of our community. Working together we can keep Red Wing strong and vibrant”.

Dustin SchulenbergDustin Schulenberg

Council Member-At-Large
Term: January 2015 to January 2019
Phone: 651.388.9249





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