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Linda Coleman, Alabama Senator

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Linda Coleman
Linda Coleman.jpg
Alabama State Senate District 20
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 9
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Bachelor'sAlabama A & M, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Alabama - Birmingham, 1976
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
Office website
Personal website
Linda Coleman is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 20. She was first elected in 2006.

Coleman served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 2003 through 2006 and on the Birmingham City Council from 1985 to 1997.


Coleman received a B.S. in Education from Alabama A & M University and a Master's degree from the University of Alabama.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Coleman served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Insurance
Constitution, Ethics and Elections
Governmental Affairs
Health and Human Services
Jefferson County Legislation
Transportation and Energy


Coleman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Linda Coleman was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Coleman ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. She won with no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]


On November 7, 2006, Coleman won election to the 20th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Mel Glenn (R).[6]

Coleman raised $201,043 for her campaign, while Glenn raised $9,432.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 20 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Coleman (D) 24,584
Mel Glenn (R) 16,096

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Coleman raised $111,400 in contributions.[8]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
FGA PAC $10,000
JEFFCO PAC $10,000
Alabama Power Co $10,000


In 2006, Coleman collected $201,043 in donations.[9]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $25,742
FGA PAC $17,000
Childrens PAC $13,500
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $10,000


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Coleman lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alabama House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sundra Escott
Alabama State Senate District 20
Succeeded by