|Alabama House of Representatives District 57|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1995|
|Master's||University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997|
|Birthday||September 6, 1973|
|Place of birth||Lakenheath, England AFB|
|Profession||Assistant Professor of Political Science, Miles College|
Coleman is employed as the director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Bessemer. She is also an economic justice strategist with Greater Birmingham Ministries.
Coleman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Children and Senior Advocacy Committee, Alabama House of Representatives
- Jefferson County Legislation Committee, Alabama House of Representatives
- Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee, Alabama House of Representatives
- Ways and Means General Fund Committee, Alabama House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits (Ways and Means General Fund)
In 2009, Coleman unsuccessfully challenged Priscilla Dunn in a nomination battle to replace Edward McClain in the Alabama State Senate. McClain retired from the senate after a federal conviction for conspiracy, mail fraud, bribery and money laundering.
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Merika Coleman-Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 57 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Merika Coleman (D)||3,441|
|Fred Plump (D)||1,079|
|Carole Dobbs Marks (D)||540|
Coleman raised $85,717 for her campaign.
In 2010, Coleman raised $72,675 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$12,500|
|Environmental Campaign Fund||$5,000|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||$3,500|
|Alabama State Employees Association||$3,500|
In 2006, Coleman collected $85,717 in donations.
Below are Coleman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|AL Education Assoc||$10,450|
|Seth Hammett Campaign||$10,000|
Coleman and her husband, Edward, have two children.
She is on the Greater Birmingham Ministries Board, Midfield Neighborhood Association Board, St. Mary's Catholic School Board and a founding member of the Midfield Voter's League.
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- Alabama House of Representatives
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- Merika Coleman's campaign website (Archived)
- Alabama House of Representatives - Rep. Merika Coleman
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008 2006 2002
- Merika Coleman for State Senate on Facebook
- Birmingham News, "Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she is canceling the August special election for state Senate District 19, since Democrat Priscilla Dunn is unopposed," July 21, 2009
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Democratic primary results and runoff candidates," June 11, 2010
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coleman
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