From Ohio History Central
Michael B. Coleman is the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio.
Coleman was born on November 18, 1954. He attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1977 with a degree in political science. He then enrolled in the University of Dayton Law School and graduated in 1980.
Coleman later began a successful political career. He won election to the Columbus, Ohio, City Council in 1991 and served as a member from 1992 to 1999. He was the President of City Council from 1997 to 1999. In 1998, Lee Fisher selected Coleman as his running mate for that year's gubernatorial election. Fisher and Coleman represented the Democratic Party in the election and lost the race to Republican Bob Taft.
In 1999, Coleman won election as Columbus's mayor. He easily won a second term in 2003 and is running for re-election in 2008.