Chris Coleman

A lifelong resident of St. Paul, Chris Coleman was elected mayor in 2005. Coleman earned both his bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from the University of Minnesota and was active in local politics for years before his election. Coleman also worked for a decade as a public defender in Hennepin County before going into private practice.

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St. Paul, Minn.



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St. Paul Mayor 2005-2008

St. Paul City Council


Wife, Connie; children, Molly and Aidan


University of Minnesota

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15 Kellogg Blvd. W., St Paul, MN 55102




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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman plans road rebuilding, paid parental leave for 2015

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 13 2014 - 10:47 PM

Likening St. Paul’s rutted roads to the lunar surface, Mayor Chris Coleman said Wednesday that he wants to launch a sweeping campaign to rebuild the city’s crumbling arterial streets and proposed...

Hamline to play ball in Lowertown ballpark

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 1 2014 - 10:01 AM

Nine months before the St. Paul Saints are scheduled to take the field in a new downtown ballpark now under construction, plans for the park continue to expand along with its budget.Next week, the...

At huge site of former Ford plant in St. Paul, cleanup is Job 1

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 23 2014 - 9:47 AM

First came the teardown. Now comes the cleanup.Only when that’s finished, a year or so from now, will Ford Motor Co. seek a developer to determine the future of its 122 acres of choice...

In St. Paul, a quiet start to budget season

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 17 2014 - 5:41 AM

If the citizens of St. Paul are at all concerned about the city’s looming $9.6 million deficit, or its rutted streets, or the high cost of public transit, they didn’t show any sign of it...

Coleman: St. Paul faces $9.6 million budget shortfall

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 9 2014 - 9:26 PM

St. Paul faces a budget deficit of $9.6 million in 2015, Mayor Chris Coleman said Wednesday.The mayor, who will offer his recommendations next month on how to close that gap, announced that he will...

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