Chris Coleman

City of St. Paul

Entering his 11th year as St. Paul mayor in 2017, Chris Coleman will be emphasizing four priorities—closing the education achievement gap, promoting environmental sustainability, achieving racial equity and expanding the private sector. The Green Line light rail corridor and CHS Field have attracted more Twin Cities residents to St. Paul, and Coleman hopes the stream of visitors will increase with construction of a Major League Soccer stadium in the Midway. During 2017, watch whether Coleman decides to run for governor. He’s 55, finishing his third mayoral term, and Mark Dayton isn’t running again, so there’s a good chance Coleman will seek the DFL endorsement.