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Candidate Q&As: Red Wing City Council Ward 4

The Republican Eagle asked Red Wing City Council Ward 4 candidates about a range of topics, including conflict resolution, public safety and painting on Barn Bluff. 

Find their responses at the links below: 

•Buss: Make sure all have a voice

Erin Buss

Age: 35

Address: 460 14th St. 3

Facebook: Ward 4 - Moving Forward (group)

Education: Certificate in massage therapy from Minnesota State College Southeast

Family: Three children ages 12, 13 and 15.

Occupation: Special education assistant

Community involvement: Participant in the Red Wing Citizens Assembly and volunteer with Big Turn Music Festival and the Red Wing Public Library

•Murphy: Make informed, sound decision

Burke Murphy

Age: 69

Address: 620 E. Seventh St.

Facebook: Burke Murphy for Red Wing City Council

Education: B.A. in anthropology and Spanish; master’s in sustainable community & economic development.

Family: Daughter away at college. sisters and father living in St. Paul.

Occupation: Strategic adviser/project manager and educator.

Community involvement: Participation during my first year in residence includes Red Wing 2040 workshops, My Mainstreet, Goodhue County Collaborative for Youth Skills Training and being a SE MN Delegate to Thriving by Design – Rural & Urban Together: Creating One Minnesota Equity Blueprint.

•Stone: Transparent, accountable, frugal

Ernest W. Stone

Age: 58

Address: 647 21st St.


Twitter: @StoneWard4

Facebook: Ernest Stone Ward 4

Education: high school vocational; electronic servicing including co-op training

four-year apprenticeship; journeyman lithographer, Master Printers of America 

Several continued education courses. 

Family: Wife, Anne, son Andrew residing in Phoenix and son Eric in Red Wing. Both graduates of Red Wing High School.

Occupation: Maintenance lead; Gemini Inc. Cannon Falls

Community involvement: Red Wing Charter Commission, Hiawatha Valley Toastmasters an International Leadership Club, host of the annual “Great American Experiment” speech contest