St. Paul Elects First Black Mayor

St. Paul Elects First Black Mayor

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Melvin Carter

St. Paul, Minnesota Council Member Melvin Carter overwhelmingly won the election to replace Mayor Chris Coleman, becoming the city’s first black mayor.

Carter won 51 percent of the vote, more than doubling the tally of the second-place finisher, fellow council member Pat Harris.

“We just started off by asking people of every walk of life in St. Paul, ‘what is your vision of this city,'” Carter told supporters Tuesday following his win, according to Minnesota Public Radio. “And I’m really proud because what we have built, what I’m excited to say is a big, bold bad vision for the city of St. Paul.”

 

Written by Madison365 staff

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