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Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

Students take to the polls
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Students take to the polls

Macalester students headed across the street to Macalester Plymouth United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to cast their votes in the St. Paul mayoral election. Of those students who voted, many found the process relatively easy. “A decent amount of people told me if you lived on campus you could vote,” Jessie Lu, ’21, originally…

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St. Paul mayoral election: A crash course

MELVIN CARTER III – Endorsed by Al Franken, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, and Erin Murphy – Supports community-first police reform – Wants development in low-income areas along the Green Line DAI THAO – First Hmong city councilman in St. Paul – Endorsed by Our Revolution Minnesota, a progressive policy group, and the Minnesota Nurses Association…

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Coleman re-elected to third term as Mayor

Incumbent Chris Coleman was re-elected mayor of St. Paul for a third term in a-landslide on Tuesday, Nov. 5, receiving 78 percent of the vote with all 97 precincts reporting. His closest challenger, Tim Holden, ran as an Independent and received 16 percent of the vote. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) endorsed Coleman. The Star…

2013 Election Guide
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2013 Election Guide

This Tuesday is Election Day, and St. Paul has many races on the ballot. Mayor Chris Coleman is facing three challengers in his bid for a third term, three members will be elected to the St. Paul School Board, and a special election will be held to elect a new City Councilmember in Ward 1….

Coleman speaks to MacDems
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Coleman speaks to MacDems

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman addresses the intro meeting for MacDems. Coleman, who is running for a third term, spoke about policy issues facing St. Paul and urged youth involvement in politics. Photo by Jiayin Qu.
Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor
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Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor

Residing just six blocks north of Macalester, Roger Meyer, 45, is the newest candidate for Mayor of St. Paul. Meyer, who is seeking the Green Party nomination, brings 20 years of community building experience in St. Paul to the table. He’s spent the past 14 years with his consulting firm, Meyer Consulting, working with and…