MEET THE CANDIDATES:
Melvin Carter III
Melvin Carter is a fourth-generation Saint Paul resident, Central High School graduate, former Saint Paul City Councilmember, father, and candidate for Saint Paul’s next Mayor.
Melvin currently serves as Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, advising Governor Mark Dayton on early childhood policy and essential investments for kids and families.
Pat Harris is a lifelong Saint Paulite, husband, father, finance professional, and community leader.
He is currently Senior Vice President at BMO Harris Bank with state-wide responsibility for government banking. He has worked in finance for over 16 years and holds membership in many professional public finance organizations.
Pat served on the Saint Paul City Council for twelve years. On the council, he earned a reputation for getting things done, for being the council’s leading expert on finance, and for his focus on providing quality city services. He was the council’s leader on a wide array of issues.
Tom grew up just outside of Washington, DC, attended public schools in Maryland, and came to Minnesota in 1975 to attend Carleton College.
Since 2004, Tom has been proud to call the Hamline Midway neighborhood home. His son, Mathew, a recent college graduate, spent 13 years in the Saint Paul Public Schools before graduating from Central High School in 2011.
Council member Dai Thao believes that Saint Paul is at a pivotal moment in need of leadership that will stand with the people despite the uncertainty at the state and federal governments
Dai is a proud and determined progressive who will help us ensure a more prosperous and secure future for the Capital City.