2013 Saint Paul mayoral election

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Saint Paul mayoral election, 2013
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Candidate Chris Coleman Tim Holden
Party DFL Independent
Popular vote 23,875 4,978
Percentage 78.23% 16.31%

Mayor before election

Chris Coleman

Elected Mayor

Chris Coleman

The 2013 Saint Paul mayoral election was held on November 5, 2013 to elect the Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota for a four-year term. Incumbent Chris Coleman won re-election for a third term in the first round with 78.23% of the vote.

This was the first mayoral election in the city's history to use instant-runoff voting, popularly known as ranked choice voting, which was adopted by voters during the city's 2009 elections. Saint Paul did not hold a primary election on August 16, the 2013 date for primaries in Minnesota.


On April 3, 2013, incumbent mayor Chris Coleman, who has been in office since 2006, announced that he would seek a third term as mayor. He was endorsed by the Saint Paul City DFL on June 10, 2013.[1][2]


Saint Paul mayoral election, 2013[3]
Candidate % 1st Choice Round 1
Chris Coleman 78.23 23,875
Tim Holden 16.31 4,978
Sharon Anderson 3.00 917
Kurt (Dirty Kurty) Dornfeld 1.79 547
Write-in 0.66 201
  • Threshold: 15,260
  • Valid: 30,518


  1. ^ "St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to announce he's running for third term". MinnPost. April 3, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Saint Paul DFL Endorses Coleman for Re-Election". Saint Paul City DFL. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 City and School District Election Results". Ramsey County Elections. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.

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