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Snapshot: Who's running for mayor in St. Paul and why

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Candidates for St. Paul mayor Thao, Harris, Carter, Goldstein and Dickinson
Candidates for St. Paul mayor are, left to right, Dai Thao (DFL), Pat Harris (DFL), Melvin Carter (DFL), Tom Goldstein (DFL), and Elizabeth Dickinson (Green Party).
Evan Frost | MPR News

Ten candidates are on the ballot this year for St. Paul mayor. 

Incumbent Mayor Chris Coleman is not seeking re-election, opting instead to run for governor. Several candidates sought the DFL endorsement, but the party failed to pick a candidate at its city convention.

Here's a look at five of the candidates in the running. 

Melvin Carter, DFL

St. Paul Mayoral Candidate Melvin Carter
Evan Frost | MPR News