Mayor Chris Coleman's St. Paul

Curtis Gilbert, Minnesota Public Radio
March 18, 2013

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not yet announced whether will seek re-election yet. So far he doesn't even have a challenger. The only other candidate has dropped out. Coleman first took office in 2006. In those seven years since, St. Paul has experienced higher property taxes, benefited from modestly lower crime, and spent public money to re-invest in the city's downtown.
*Average for cities population 250,000 to 500,000 people.

About this data: Job growth report 2012 number based on first two quarters only. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics violent crime definition includes murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Minneapolis recently acknowledged reporting a broader definition of rape than other U.S. cities, which may account for the city's higher rate of violent crime.

Graphic by Robert Boos, Minnesota Public Radio