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

Mailing Address:

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




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St. Paul mayor says hello and goodbye to top employees

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 17 2014 - 9:33 PM

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced on Thursday the arrival of a new deputy mayor and the departure of the city’s longtime planning and economic development director.Kristin Beckmann, vice...

Tennessen joins St. Paul mayor's office

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 12 2014 - 6:54 PM

Tonya Tennessen, an advertising executive with a significant background in politics and government, has been named St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s top spokeswoman.She will start April 30 at a salary...

Coleman discusses youth programs, potholes in his State of the City address

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 31 2014 - 8:08 PM

For some St. Paulites, the state of the city hinges on how well its youth are served. For others, it can simply be a matter of how fast the potholes get fixed.Mayor Chris Coleman touched on both...

St. Paul mayor visits White House for launch of Obama's plan to put minority boys on path to success

BLOG POST Updated: Feb 27 2014 - 3:14 PM

A day after President Obama visited St. Paul, the city’s mayor is in Washington, D.C. to help the president unveil a new initiative.Mayor Chris Coleman will be at the White House today for the...

Obama to promote job creation in Wednesday's St. Paul visit

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 24 2014 - 2:39 AM

President Obama is expected to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore “crumbling roads and bridges” when he speaks Wednesday at Union Depot in St....

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