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Mary Coleman
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 65
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 21
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTougaloo College
Date of birthJuly 25, 1946
ProfessionInsurance agent
Office website
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.

Coleman is not running for re-election to the State House in 2015.


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

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Property, Vice Chair
Banking and Financial Services
County Affairs
Public Health and Human Services
Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency


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

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


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



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]


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


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
Mississippi Healthcare Association$500
Total Raised in 2011 $12,950
Total Votes received in 2011 5,990
Cost of each vote received $2.16


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


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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 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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