Latest statement about running for governor: In a surprise announcement Oct. 8, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said at a news conference that despite exploring the possibility of a race, he would not be a candidate for governor so that he could concentrate on his race for re-election and on issues facing the capital city.
Current government position: Mayor of St. Paul
Occupation: Attorney, investment adviser, City Council member
Birth date: Sept. 1, 1961
Home: St. Paul
Education: B.A., JD, University of Minnesota.
Website: Office of the Mayor
E-mail: Mail form is here.
Key issues and priorities: Coleman has said he is considering a campaign for governor but that his priorities are on his responsibilities as mayor and his campaign for re-election in November. As mayor he approved the citywide smoking ban in 2006 and he has focused on education initiatives and city funding projects.
Political experience: Mayor of St. Paul; St. Paul City Council member (1997-2003)
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