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  Coleman, Norm
NameNorm Coleman
Address1410 Energy Park Drive #11 Energy Park Plaza
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, United States
Website [Link]
Born August 17, 1949 (71 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 31, 2020 12:52am
Tags Jewish - Married - Freemason - Judaism - Straight -
InfoNorman Bertram Coleman, Jr.

"Former Senator Norm Coleman was elected to the United States Senate in November, 2002. Coleman served on four committees including the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, Coleman was Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Before he was elected Senator, Norm Coleman was Mayor of Saint Paul for 8 years. As Mayor, Coleman led Minnesota's capitol city through a remarkable renaissance. Since 1993 there have been more than 18,000 new jobs created with more than $3.0 billion of new development. As Mayor he kept his commitment to a zero percent increase in the property tax levy for eight years in a row, and Saint Paul received its first 'AAA' bond rating...unprecedented in the city's history. The value of taxable property in the core downtown has more than doubled, and every neighborhood has seen an increase in property value.

In 1997, Coleman secured a National Hockey League franchise for the Capital City. The Minnesota Wild dropped the puck in September 2000 at a new state-of-the-art $175 million arena. He helped create a new $90 million Science Museum of Minnesota which overlooks the majestic Mississippi River Valley and brought Lawson Software, Minnesota's largest software company with over 1,000 jobs, to downtown Saint Paul. New and expanded businesses are emerging both in the downtown core and in neighborhoods throughout the city.

In addition to economic development, Coleman made public safety a priority while serving as mayor. By adding 40 police officers and working with neighborhoods, the City expanded community-based policing. The result has been a drop in the violent crime rate since 1993 and more confidence in the community about the safety of its neighborhoods.

Education had remained a cornerstone of his administration. Coleman used his position to bring more accountability, additional resources and needed change in our public schools. By working closely with Superintendent Patricia Harvey, they forged exemplary models of choice and parental involvement through traditional public school programs, as well as innovative charter schools. As home to the nation's first charter school, Coleman has championed education reform, leading an initiative to bring 20 new charter schools to Saint Paul.

Coleman also helped in the planting of over 35,000 trees and shrubs along the urban corridor of Mississippi River. He was instrumental in recapturing brownfields and creating new uses for once-discarded land. His Upper Landing housing development serves as a national model of urban renewal on a once blighted land. The Upper Landing project, in partnership with the Centex Corporation, will bring nearly 800 new units of housing, with 20% of those deemed affordable, to a former scrap yard along the shores of the Mississippi River.

Coleman has created a national model for building public/private partnerships. He brought together the top 20 CEO's of the region to create the Capital City Partnership, which is committed to promoting, marketing and developing Saint Paul. In January 2001, Mayor Coleman received the United States Conference of Mayor's Award of Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships. In addition, Coleman has been recognized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with their Award for Public Service.

Coleman served as Chair of the George W. Bush campaign in Minnesota. He served on the Board of Directors of the United States Conference of Mayors and was a charter member of CEO's for Cities, an alliance of Mayors, corporate CEO's, and nonprofit executives focused on market-based approaches to revitalizing urban centers.

In 1993, he was elected Mayor of Saint Paul, as a conservative Democrat. In 1996, he joined the Republican Party and was reelected in 1997 as the first Republican Mayor in Saint Paul in over 25 years, receiving nearly 60% of the vote. He carried the Republican banner for Governor in 1998, narrowly losing to Jesse Ventura by 2% .

Coleman was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. from Hofstra University and his J.D. (with high honors) from the University of Iowa. He served 17 years with the Minnesota Attorney General, holding the positions of Chief Prosecutor and Solicitor General of the State of Minnesota.

Norm and his wife Laurie have two children, Jacob and Sarah."

DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/17/2008-10/21/2008 Survey USA 38.00% ( 6.0) 58.00% ( 7.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
08/16/2008-08/18/2008 Survey USA 44.00% ( 4.0) 51.00% ( 5.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
05/16/2008-05/18/2008 Survey USA 48.00% ( 4.0) 46.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 52.00% ( 3.0) 42.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
02/15/2008-02/17/2008 Survey USA 49.00% ( 2.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
01/18/2008-01/27/2008 Humphrey Institute/University of Minnesota 50.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
01/16/2008-01/17/2008 Survey USA 51.00% ( 2.0) 44.00% ( 5.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
12/13/2007-12/15/2007 Survey USA 53.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
11/09/2007-11/11/2007 Survey USA 53.00% ( 4.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
10/12/2007-10/14/2007 Survey USA 49.00% ( 3.0) 42.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/10/2012-09/11/2012 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)

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Aug 14, 2018 09:55pm Profile Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer has returned to his lungs, 'shaken my soul'  Article RP 
Sep 11, 2009 06:00pm News Former senator Norm Coleman diagnosed with Bell's palsy  Article COSDem 
May 12, 2009 02:00pm News [Fmr. Sen. Norm] Coleman wants to use campaign funds for criminal case  Article Servo 
Apr 16, 2009 10:00am News Vandals hit Coleman's house again -- this time with eggs  Article Monsieur 
Apr 04, 2009 12:55am Scandal Norm Coleman no longer denies FBI contact in Nasser Kazeminy case  Article Eric 
Mar 26, 2009 11:50pm Scandal Exec says Coleman donor ordered $100K payments  Article RP 
Jan 22, 2009 12:35pm General Coleman gets job, will still continue reelection bid   Article RP 
Dec 16, 2008 10:00am General Coleman to use campaign funds for defense  Article RP 
Dec 10, 2008 01:00pm Commentary Of wives and men: Comparing Coleman and Blagojevich charges  Article RP 
Aug 29, 2007 09:00pm General Coleman Sheds Craig Contributions While Lott Resists Resignation Call  Article RP 
Jan 31, 2007 06:00pm News Report: Sen. Coleman Injured Dumpster Diving  Article Eric 
Jan 30, 2007 03:00pm Blog Entry Under The Dome: Coleman, Dems start war of words  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jan 26, 2007 07:50pm News Coleman finds little support on Senate panel  Article Eric 
Jan 24, 2007 06:00pm News Coleman votes against resolution disapproving Bush's Iraq plan  Article Eric 
Jan 15, 2007 06:00pm News Coleman on Iraq: Politics or principles?  Article Eric 
Jan 12, 2007 12:00am News Coleman opposes troop surge  Article Eric 
Oct 15, 2005 12:00pm Poll [MN] Poll: [Sen] Coleman Should Keep Promise on Arctic Refuge; Most Minnesota Republicans and Drilling Supporters Agree  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 02, 2005 03:00pm Press Release Coleman Denounces Report Calling for UN Global Internet Control  Article Servo 
Jul 14, 2005 07:00pm News (Norman) Coleman tells Democrats to back off on Rove criticism  Article Eric 
Jul 14, 2005 06:15pm General Coleman may lead defense of Rove  Article RP 
Jun 30, 2005 10:00am News Coleman, Kennedy back new trade pact  Article Eric 
Mar 30, 2005 06:55am Editorial Norm [Coleman] on Kofi/More than a tad extreme  Article RP 
Jan 31, 2005 12:00am Profile Ambitious crusader  Article None Entered 
Jan 26, 2005 12:00am News Coleman to Support Plan to Curb Filibusters  Article None Entered 
Jan 07, 2005 12:00am Editorial Norm Coleman: A chance to show the world America at its best  Article Eric 
Dec 19, 2004 12:00am News Coleman questions Rumsfeld leadership  Article Eric 
Dec 01, 2004 12:00am News U.S. senator wants Annan to resign as U.N. leader  Article Eric 
Aug 27, 2004 12:00am Amusing Sen. Coleman's wife bares more than her soul  Article Servo 
Apr 21, 2004 12:00am News Coleman 'inclined' to seek post as chair of GOP national [Senatorial] committee  Article PragCon 3.0 
Mar 30, 2004 12:00am News Vote 2004: Coleman on Kerry's heels (Coleman calls Kerry a flip-flop)  Article Eric 
Mar 08, 2004 12:00am Statement Statement from Senator Norm Coleman: Senator John Kerry on both sides of the Israeli Security Fence   Article Eric 
Jan 05, 2004 12:00am News Norm Coleman's First Year In Office, Assessed.  Article Not in Public Domain 
Dec 28, 2003 12:00am News One year after taking office, Norm Coleman is a political lightning rod  Article Eric 
Nov 16, 2003 12:00am News C.J.: 'Visit' had new meaning after Colemans paid a call  Article Eric 
Oct 13, 2003 12:00am News Coleman Supports School Vouchers for DC  Article Eric 
Sep 30, 2003 12:00am News Coleman rethinks ANWR position  Article Eric 
Sep 25, 2003 12:00am Speech GOP Senator defends file sharers  Article None Entered 
Aug 01, 2003 12:00am News Lawmaker seeks info on RIAA dragnet  Article User 13 
Apr 14, 2003 03:17pm Analysis New Minn. Sen. Sets Frantic Travel Pace  Article Ced 
Apr 09, 2003 02:12pm General Coleman Offers Apology  Article DFWDem 
Apr 08, 2003 12:25pm General Coleman should apologize for Wellstone remark, congresswoman says  Article Default User 

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Norm Coleman - United States Senator, Minnesota  Discuss
  11/04/2008 MN US Senate Lost 41.98% (-0.01%)
  09/09/2008 MN US Senate - R Primary Won 91.32% (+82.63%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2005 NRSC Chairman Lost 49.09% (-1.82%)
  11/05/2002 MN US Senate Won 49.53% (+2.19%)
  09/10/2002 MN US Senate - R Primary Won 94.41% (+88.83%)
  11/03/1998 MN Governor Lost 34.29% (-2.70%)
  09/15/1998 MN Governor - R Primary Won 91.32% (+82.63%)
  11/04/1997 St. Paul Mayor Won 59.03% (+18.05%)
  09/09/1997 St. Paul Mayor - Primary Won 54.85% (+12.82%)
  12/18/1996 St. Paul Mayor - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1993 St. Paul Mayor Won 55.25% (+10.50%)
  09/14/1993 St. Paul Mayor - Primary Won 28.65% (+6.69%)
  08/12/2014 MN US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-71.74%)
  08/14/2012 MN US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-51.12%)
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