Experience With Proven Results

About Me

During his tenure, as Rosemount mayor, Money magazine has ranked Rosemount twice as one of top 50 best places to live in the United States.
Money Magazine
2015 and 2021
Rosemount Mayor for Almost 20 years

Proven Experience

Local city governments work closely with counties at many levels such as community health, public safety, and transportation. Since being mayor, I have always had the desire to serve at the county level if the opportunity arose. If elected this newly aligned fourth district would allow me to give a voice, at the local level, to this urban rural area. 

I was elected in 2002 to my first term as mayor of Rosemount, Minnesota. My  service to the community includes positions on many different boards including the Metro Cities Board and the Housing Family Fund. During my tenure, Money magazine has ranked Rosemount twice as one of top 50 best places to live in the United States.     

I hold a Master’s degree in Telecommunications  and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management.  I am employed as a realtor with Keller Williams Preferred Realty. Prior to that, I worked 28 years in the communications industry as an Operations Manager and Senior Market Analyst. I also served eight years in the Iowa Army National Guard. 

I have lived in Rosemount since 1989. I have three adult children with my late wife Carol Droste, and 4 grandchildren. Interests include reading, running, including 4 marathons, golf, and spending time with my family.

Years of Mayoral Experience
Community Service Boards
Years in Communications Industry

Community Service Boards


Bill Cares

Supporting the National Guard unit
Getting to know the children affected by war in Kosovo
Opening of Family Resource Center
Working with Rosemount Youth Council

A vote for Bill is a vote for effective leadership by someone who cares deeply about  the future of our community and the greater good.