Mayor Mary Fasbender

Mayor Mary Fasbender

For the people - not the podium.

Hastings, MN


Business Owner

Mary Fasbender has owned a successful business in Hastings for 34 years. She has created jobs, paid taxes, and applied her business expertise to benefit the Hastings community not only by volunteering, but by serving on several local government committees - the Hastings Comprehensive Plan Committee, Hastings Public Safety Commission, Hastings Charter Commission. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church fundraising committee, Hastings Chamber of Commerce, Rivertown Days, Hastings Downtown Business Association, Hastings Area Rotary Club, and Hastings High School Class of 1977 Reunion Committee.  


Community Volunteer

Gobble Gait

Mary and co-chair Jay Kochendorfer founded the Gobble Gait 2K and 8K event in 1998 to raise money for Hastings Family Service.

Now in its 21st year, Gobble Gait has raised $1.4 million for the charity. 

Meals on Wheels

Mary has been a frequent volunteer for the local Meals on Wheels organization. She has been a tireless advocate for seniors in our community.  

Mayo clinic Hospice
Pet Therapy Team

As a lifelong dog owner, Mary understands the special bond we have with our canine friends. As a result, she has volunteered with the Mayo Clinic hospice program to visit patients and provide a much-needed source of positive energy and comfort to those in their final months of life. 

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Public Safety

As the former chair of the Hastings Public Safety Committee and daughter of a lifelong firefighter, Mary believes strongly in the importance of public safety in our community. She understands that the safety and security of our citizens is a huge responsibility, and strongly supports supplying the Hastings Police Department and Hastings Fire Department with the resources and staffing necessary to protect all of Hastings. As Mayor, Mary will be an advocate for our public safety employees and departments.   

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A lifetime in Hastings

Mary has devoted her life to making Hastings a great city and wants to use her decades of business experience and leadership to lead our community as Mayor.

"I have the perspective I need to be a positive and innovative leader for Hastings. I'm not a politician. I offer a fresh perspective as someone who has owned a business, paid taxes, employed people, and for years worked closely with other business owners and residents to make Hastings a better place. I want to share my skills and ideas with the entire city as Mayor and help our community thrive." 

I'd enjoy hearing from you during the campaign. Thank you for your support as we move Hastings forward together. 


Creating Results

Mary Fasbender knows how to get things done and is dedicated to being a great Mayor for all of Hastings. 

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Connect with the Mayor

As Mary transitions in January 2019 to serve as Mayor of Hastings, she hopes to meet many residents and business owners throughout the community.

Mary will also be available via social media in order to hear your comments and questions. Be sure to stay connected with Mary by following her on Facebook and Instagram. Her email is:

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