St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has been endorsed by the Minnesota Nurses Association in his bid for a third term.
So far, only Tim Holden, a landlord and owner of a remodeling company, has announced a challenge to Coleman. He’s running as an independent, but talked with Republican city delegates at their convention.
Coleman, a DFLer, looks to have another relatively easy election run in November. In 2005 he beat incumbent Randy Kelly by a 69-31 margin, and won re-election in 2009, beating Eva Ng by the same margin.
The nurses said in their endorsement statement:
Coleman has been a dedicated ally of labor and supporter of the rights of workers to bargain collectively.
“Chris Coleman is a dedicated servant of Saint Paul,” said MNA President Linda Hamilton, “and he has helped to ensure that all citizens have access to a rewarding education and fulfilling job opportunities in each of Saint Paul’s neighborhoods.”
Nurses support Coleman’s efforts to prioritize the health of the most vulnerable citizens through policies that curb communicable diseases, promote child wellness, and protect residents from environmental hazards.
“Chris Coleman remains a steadfast advocate of working families,” Hamilton said, “and he continues to prioritize safe, good-paying jobs for the citizens of Saint Paul.”