Dave Pemble has declared his candidacy for Hastings City Council At-Large. 

Pemble, a resident of Hastings for 62 years, has a wide-range of experience related to the inner workings of the city. 

For the past six years, Pemble has served on the Hastings Parks and Recreation Commission. In that post, Pemble learned how Hastings works with Dakota County to maintain and develop public facilities, parks and recreational programming. 

Pemble also spent six years working on the Hastings Public Safety Advisory Commission. With the public safety commission, Pemble helped institute the usage of body cams by the Hastings Police Department. He also served on the Hastings Police Reserves for 25 years and was a member of the Hastings School Board for four years. 

Pemble participated in the Hastings 2030 Comprehensive Plan committee and helped set forward-thinking development guidelines for optimum growth as it relates to land use, transportation, infrastructure, urban planning and utilities in the community. 

If elected to the City Council, Pemble said he would work to “bridge the G.A.P.” and build a stronger connection between residents and local government. G.A.P. stands for growth, advocacy and progression, and it is Pemble’s three-pronged approach to bridging the gap.

Pemble said he would help Hastings grow by working to establish and promote more jobs locally, provide accessible transit to metropolitan areas and create an affordable housing market for all demographics. 

He said he would advocate for the city of Hastings by making sure their voice was heard during the Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 61 rebuild and the Metropolitan Council Construction of the Wastewater Plant. 

The progression aspect of his G.A.P. platform would be his commitment “thinking outside of the box, being proactive and working with various resources to secure Hastings as a preferred place to live and work.”

“I am announcing my candidacy for the Hastings City Council At Large Position because I feel called to serve the community I have lived in and have loved for so long. My previous public service experience and volunteerism make excellent additions to the existing public servants of our city. Primary election day is August 9th, with the general election taking place on Tuesday November 6th. Your support at the polls is greatly appreciated, please vote,” Pemble said. 

If you would like to support Pemble’s campaign, donations are accepted through Venmo at Dave-Pemble or they can be mailed to Dave Pemble for City Council, 731 West 5th Street Hastings, MN 55033.


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