The Candidates

Gregg Larson,

Mayoral candidate

Gregg Larson, Mayoral Candidate for the city of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Advance Arden Hills!

3377 Snelling Avenue N, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Gregg is semi-retired after a long career in public and private environmental planning and at the U. of M.’s School of Public Health, where he oversaw NIH clinical trials on HIV, influenza, Ebola, and COVID vaccines and treatments in over 30 countries. Gregg served on the Arden Hills Planning Commission before 9 years on the City Council. He's also held local, state and national leadership positions in government and nonprofit boards, including the Lake Johanna Volunteer Fire Department, Minnesota Board of Assessors, Minnesota Charities Review Council, and National Governors’ Association. Gregg is an Army veteran and both he and his partner are active volunteers in the Ramsey County Medical Reserve Corps.


Emily Rousseau,

4-year Council Candidate

Emily Rousseau, 4-year Council candidate for the city of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Advance Arden Hills!

Emily is a data practices and privacy compliance expert at Terminix with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Formerly serving as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Data Practices Compliance Officer, Emily now provides this expertise in the private sector where she analyzes applicable laws, develops enterprise strategies and policies, and leads teams to execute those strategies. Emily is dedicated to increased openness in City government and has led and served on numerous City committees. Emily’s husband is a 13- year employee at Boston Scientific. Emily has two children, one a graduate of MVHS and the other a young child who is a devoted park patron.


Tena Monson,

4-year Council candidate

Tena Monson, 4-year Council candidate for the city of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Advance Arden Hills!

3331 New Brighton Road, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Tena is a development operations director at National Grid Renewables, a renewable energy firm. She has extensive experience with local governments that are pursuing a clean energy agenda, including ordinances, public hearings, land use and construction permits. She has overseen $500 million in capital projects, positioning her to be a good steward of such projects in Arden Hills. Tena also serves as a board member of Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, a bipartisan nonprofit working to educate elected officials on clean energy. Her two young children inspire Tena to seek solutions benefitting all, especially the creation of safe walking and biking trails across the city.


Tom Fabel,

2-year Council candidate

Tom Fabel, 2-year Council candidate for the city of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Advance Arden Hills!

1550 Edgewater Avenue, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Tom is a retired attorney with a long history in public and private law. Public positions included service as a Minnesota deputy attorney general, assistant county attorney for Hennepin County, appellate judge for two Native American communities, and deputy mayor for the City of St. Paul. During recent years Tom has been active in community theater, both as an actor and playwright. Volunteer activities have included board service for the YMCA and the Ramsey County Historical Society and providing musical entertainment at the Johanna Shores senior living community. Tom’s four children all attended and graduated from Mounds View public schools.