Mayor Christopher Coleman

Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has advocated for education, public safety, and economic development in his 6 years as mayor and for 6 years before that as a city councilmember. Prior to becoming an elected official, he spent 8 years as a county public defender and prosecutor and also worked in nonprofit finance. A champion of education, Mayor Coleman launched Sprockets, a citywide out-of-school-time network that developed the first data system of its kind in the state. His leadership in transportation led to the Central Corridor, the largest transit project in Minnesota history. He is currently 1st vice president of the National League of Cities.