Councilmember Paul Essler

Email Councilmember Essler
Phone: 612-801-2785

First elected: 2018
Current term expires: January 4, 2027

Current positions: Rosemount City Council, City of Rosemount Port Authority Chair, Vice Mayor, MVTA Board of Commissioners, Knights of Columbus

Policy interests: Master planning to provide for economic and business development allowing residents to shop and dine more often in Rosemount – helping make Rosemount be a place for people to come and stay or visit often; Amenities to provide opportunities for all residents as we continue to grow; Leveraging the volunteer community to provide year-round special events in Rosemount led by a volunteer association as opposed to only City staff

Former positions:  Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA) – Member 2011 – 2018, Treasurer 2012-2014, President 2014-2018

Occupation: Chief Financial Officer - Dakota Fence with branches in North Dakota and Minnesota, including Dakota Unlimited in Rosemount; worked previously as CFO at Knutson Construction and Mortenson Construction and prior to that, in residential development for 12 years

Education: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks – Bachelor of Accountancy and BBA with majors in Accounting and Management

Family: Wife – Stacia;  Children – Sydney, Nicholas, and Abby (and Dog – Lucy)

Rosemount resident:  Since 2004

Personal interests: Family time and much of it supporting my kids in athletic and other programs, avid Minnesota professional and college sports fan (Sorry – not Gopher Hockey, as I’m loyal to UND), running, and traveling with my family

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