The Saint Paul DFL held its City Convention yesterday, 6/17. Three school board candidates were endorsed: Jeanelle Foster, John Brodrick, and Marny Xiong. Although Melvin Carter led all five ballots for mayor by significant margins, he did not reach the 60% required for endorsement before the convention adjourned at 7pm. The final mayoral ballot had Melvin Carter at 55%, Dai Thao at 27% and 18% voting for No Endorsement. In earlier ballots Pat Harris had been eliminated with 23% and Tom Goldstein had been dropped with 7%. Thanks to everyone who arranged, ran, and participated in the convention. We clearly have a very interesting city election ahead of us.