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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