St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is picking up a new title: president. Coleman assumes the head role at the National League of Cities on Saturday during the group’s conference in Seattle. It comes soon after Coleman was elected to a third term.
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.
Who won last night’s debate? Blois and Dave discuss
On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.
Here is a list of the candidates in the Minneapolis mayoral election with their campaign websites (if applicable).
With 35 candidates, the Mayor’s race in Minneapolis is so crowded that candidates have complained about not being invited to candidate forums and being ignored by the news media.
Minnesota, of course, has had some pretty wacky elections. Topping them all, most would say, was the 1998 Governor’s race, where former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura used some unconventional campaign commercials to help him ride to victory.
It’s one of the most common complaints from anyone driving downtown: timing the traffic lights to get a string of greens is a bit like hitting the lottery. But for anyone rushing between appointments or trying to get home after a long day at the office, shaving minutes off the daily commute is a payoff worth every penny.
Thirty-four people and counting want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city’s ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot. Minnesota’s largest city is picking its first new leader in 12 years.
With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.
In the final hours of his campaign, Dorset’s incumbent mayor left nothing to chance. With cards in hand he spent all day stumping at the annual taste of Dorset. “I got up super early before anyone,” Bobby said. He hoped to win support from the thousands of undecided voters. For just $1 per vote, people submitted names to the town’s ballot boxes during the Taste of Dorset Festival.
Someone took the Anthony Weiner campaign ad and inserted his Carlos Danger persona
In the tiny Minnesota tourist town of Dorset, the mayor is a short guy known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. He’s got the county’s top cop in his pocket. And he’s 4 years old.
In the coming weeks and months you will hear more about one of the most unusual elections in Minnesota history — the November 2013 Minneapolis mayor’s race. It’s going to be different because the person who comes in first may not be the winner in the end.
On Wednesday afternoon the first Minneapolis mayoral candidate called it quits. Minneapolis councilman Gary Schiff has decided to drop out.