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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Coleman vetoes council effort to expand library hours

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 16 2014 - 11:46 AM

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on Monday vetoed the City Council’s move to extend evening hours at seven branch libraries, saying that the funding source the council would tap isn’t “steady and...

St. Paul City Council passes budget with most of what mayor wanted — and then some

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 11 2014 - 5:17 AM

The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday approved virtually everything that Mayor Chris Coleman wanted in the city’s 2015 budget, including $34 million to tackle the “Terrible 20”...

St. Paul Mayor Coleman announces paid parental leave plan for city workers

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 15 2014 - 3:58 PM

With the support of City Council members, labor groups and community leaders, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on Wednesday rolled out his plan to provide paid parental leave to city employees.If the...

Property taxes on the rise for most in St. Paul

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 29 2014 - 9:20 PM

After two years of savings, the owner of the average St. Paul home can expect a 7.3 percent property-tax increase in 2015 — if current tax plans stand.Break down the projections by...

Prospects for school start time changes in St. Paul dim, for now

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 26 2014 - 11:02 PM

The St. Paul School District’s proposal to push back high school start times to 8:30 a.m. to give older students more sleep may be delayed, for now.That’s because a move to have secondary students...

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