ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman officially announced he’s running for Governor in 2018.
The announcement comes two weeks after Coleman announced he won’t seek re-election in 2017.
“I am running for Governor because I believe Minnesota is strongest when we work together. I believe we are at our best when we are true to ourselves. I believe that no one has to lose so that others can win. I believe Minnesota is the greatest state in the nation. These are my guiding principles.
“From small towns to larger cities, we all want good paying jobs, a strong future for our children, a sustainable environment and safe communities for our families. Here in Minnesota, we understand this only comes from hard work, a commitment to fairness and a willingness to make bold decisions.
“As mayor of Saint Paul, I have worked hard to bring people together to keep and create good-paying jobs, invest in our kids, prioritize public safety and rebuild our aging infrastructure.
“I have already spoken to residents from towns across Minnesota – including many of you. Our communities share many of the same goals and have the same hope for vibrant economies and a strong future for our children. In the coming months, I want to explore my ideas with you, and hear yours. I intend to be a bold leader as we work to ensure Minnesota becomes an even better state in which to live, work and raise a family.”