Norman "Norm" Coleman, Jr., is the former Senator from Minnesota serving from 2003 to 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congress. Prior to joining the U.S. Senate, Coleman served as the Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1993-2001. Coleman was first elected as a Democrat but switched party affiliation to Republican in 1996. In 2010, Coleman co-founded and became Chairman and CEO of the American Action Network, a nonprofit issue advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., which promotes center-right public policy. An American lawyer and lobbyist, Coleman is on the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and also works as a lobbyist on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia.