St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman officially announces he will run for Governor

Chris Coleman

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.

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“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.”