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."