Mary Coleman

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Mary Coleman
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 65
Incumbent
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTougaloo College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 25, 1946
ProfessionInsurance agent
Websites
(dead link) Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary H. Coleman (b. July 25, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 65. She was first elected to the chamber in 1993.

Biography

Coleman earned her B.A. from Tougaloo College and attended Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. Her professional experience includes working as an insurance agent and political consultant.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking and Financial Services
County Affairs
Public Health and Human Services
Public Property, Vice Chair
Transportation

Note: Coleman also served on the Select Committee on Select Committee on Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency.

2010-2011

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Public Property, Chair
Appropriations
Banking and Financial Services
Public Health and Human Services
Select Cmte on Philanthropic Development
Transportation

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Coleman won re-election to District 65 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 65, running unopposed.[3] She defeated Chris Bell in the primary election.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 65 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mary Coleman (D) 4,470 100.00%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Coleman received $12,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Coleman's campaign in 2011
Stewart, Carlton$2,000
Centene Corp$2,000
Abbott Laboratories$700
Astrazeneca$500
Mississippi Healthcare Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $12,950
Total Votes received in 2011 5,990
Cost of each vote received $2.16

2007

In 2007, Coleman collected $43,650 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Eaves for Govronor $14,000
Warnock Campaign Committee $4,000
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $2,000
Sepracor $1,000
Astrazeneca $1,000

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]

Personal

Coleman has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Cade Chapel Baptist Church, General Missionary Baptist State Convention, NAACP, National Organization of Women, NOBEL Women, PTSA, Rotary Club, Southern Christian Leadership Council, United Way, and Women in Government.[1]

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Preceded by
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Mississippi House of Representatives District 65
1994–present
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