Linda Coleman, Mississippi Representative

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Linda Coleman
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 29
Incumbent
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 5, 1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1961
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda F. Coleman (b. September 27, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Biography

Coleman earned her B.P.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Coleman served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
County Affairs
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Municipalities
Transportation

2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Coleman served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Fees and Salaries of Public Officers, Chair
Appropriations
Corrections
County Affairs
Education
Investigate State Offices
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Management
Municipalities
Select Committee on Poverty

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Coleman won re-election to District 29 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2]

2007

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Coleman was re-elected in District 29. She ran unopposed.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 29 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Linda Coleman (D) 3,706 100.0%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Coleman received $4,402 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Coleman, Mississippi Representative's campaign in 2011
Health Management Associates Of Mississippi$500
Abbott Laboratories$500
Mississippi Agents & Employees$500
Baxter Healthcare$500
Pfizer$500
Total Raised in 2011 $4,402
Total Votes received in 2011 4,502
Cost of each vote received $0.98

2007

In 2007, Coleman collected $4,900 in donations.[4]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Anheuser-Busch $1,000
Mississippi Optometric Association $500
Ameristar Casinos $350
AT&T $300
Electric Power Associates of Mississippi $300

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]

Personal

Coleman is a member of the Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Superintendent of Pleasant Green MB Church Sunday School.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 29
2002–present
Succeeded by
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