MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman celebrated re-election Tuesday night after winning nearly 80 percent of the vote.
With all 97 precincts reporting, Coleman held 78 percent of first-choice votes.
Like Minneapolis, St. Paul used the ranked-choice voting method, in which voters pick three candidates when filling out the ballot. And if a candidate gets more than 50 percent of first-choice votes, he or she will be declared the winner.
The only other candidate to capture more than 10 percent of first-choice votes was Tim Holden, who won 16 percent of votes.
The upcoming term will be Coleman’s third in office. A press release said the 51-year-old will focus his upcoming term on closing the achievement gap, neighborhood success and economic prosperity.