Pioneer Press letter to the editor

November 10, 2015

Mayor Chris Coleman's claim that people must think we are going in the right direction because all the incumbents were re-elected is just a symptom of the problem in St. Paul. With 12.5 percent of registered voters going to the polls, only about 7.5 percent actually elected the incumbents ("Voter turnout skids to at least 1993 level," Nov. 5). We end up with fiascos like the Grand Avenue meters as a result. Our election system is not working and not representing its constituents.

John Mannillo, St. Paul

The writer is among those active in the St. Paul STRONG coalition, advocating that people be better heard by local government.