Linda Coleman, Alabama Senator

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Linda Coleman
Linda Coleman.jpg
Alabama State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
2002-2006
Education
Bachelor'sAlabama A & M, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Alabama - Birmingham, 1976
Personal
Place of birthBirmingham, AL
ProfessionMarketing
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
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 Birmingham's City Council from 1985 to 1997.

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

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]

2010

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]

2006

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

2010

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

2006

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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Personal

Coleman lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alabama House of Representatives
2006–2003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Sundra Escott
Alabama State Senate District 20
2006–present
Succeeded by
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