Pete Stauber grew up in Duluth, where he and his five brothers graduated from Denfeld High School. He went on to earn his BS degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Fire Science from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste Marie, MI. One of Stauber’s highlights in college was having the opportunity to meet President Ronald Reagan, after the LSSU hockey team (which he captained) won the Division I National Championship in 1988.
Stauber was honored to have an opportunity to play hockey with the Detroit Red Wings Organization. After retiring from professional hockey, he returned to Minnesota and began his law enforcement career with the Duluth Police Department. Now in his 23rd year of service, Commissioner Stauber is an Area Commander with the department, as well as the President of the Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363.
Commissioner Stauber’s political career began when he served two terms as a Hermantown City Councilor. In 2012, he successfully ran for St. Louis County Commissioner against a 16 year incumbent. In his second year on the County Board, Commissioner Stauber served as vice-chair, and in his third year; chairperson. In 2016, Stauber was re-elected as County Commissioner with 78% of the total votes. He is currently serving his second term on the St. Louis County Board.
Pete’s wife, Jodi, is an Iraq war Veteran and is retired from the 148th Fighter Wing as its first female Command Chief. The Staubers have 4 children and reside in Hermantown.