Linda Coleman, Mississippi Representative

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Linda Coleman
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 29
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 23
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Date of birthSeptember 27, 1961
Office website
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.


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

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
County Affairs
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc


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


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



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


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.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Coleman was re-elected in District 29. She ran unopposed.[4][5]

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

Campaign donors


In 2011, Coleman received $4,402 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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
Total Raised in 2011 $4,402
Total Votes received in 2011 4,502
Cost of each vote received $0.98


In 2007, Coleman collected $4,900 in donations.[5]

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


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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]


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
Mississippi House of Representatives District 29
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