Creighton Coleman

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Creighton Coleman
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South Carolina State Senate District 17
In office
Term ends
November 12, 2012
Years in position 6
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$119/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sThe Citadel, 1979
J.D.University of South Carolina, 1985
BirthdayMay 12, 1956
Place of birthWinnsboro, SC
Office website
Creighton Coleman (b. May 12, 1956) has been a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate since 2008, representing the 17th district.

Coleman was Chair for Fairfield County Democratic Party in 1998. He served in the South Carolina State House from 2000 to 2008. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 17th district.

Coleman has worked as a prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit from 1985 to 1990, and he has worked for the Sixth Judicial Circuit from 1990 to 1992. He has worked for the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals from 1993 to the present. He is also an attorney for Coleman and Tolen, Limited Liability Company.

Coleman earned his BA from The Citadel in 1979. He went on to receive his JD from the University of South Carolina in 1985.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Coleman has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Coleman served on the following committees:



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Coleman is opposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 by Al BellaVance.[1]


Coleman won election for District 17 of the South Carolina State Senate with 28,028, ahead of Republican Mark Bennett (9,952) and write-ins (93).[2]

Coleman raised $151,762 for his campaign, against $4,886 by Bennett.[3]

South Carolina State Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Creighton Coleman (D) 28,028
Mark Bennett (R) 9,952
Write-ins 93

Campaign donors


Coleman raised $151,762 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
SCANA Corporation $4,500
Ben Arnold Sunbelt Beverage Co. of South Carolina $4,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau $3,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $2,997
Creighton Coleman $2,500
Fairfield Electric Cooperative $2,500


Coleman and his wife Marion have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Short
South Carolina State Senate - District 17
Succeeded by