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Merika Coleman
Coleman m.jpeg
Alabama House of Representatives District 57
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, 1995
Master'sUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1973
Place of birthLakenheath, England AFB
ProfessionAssistant Professor of Political Science, Miles College
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Merika Coleman (b. September 6, 1973) is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 13 since 2002. She currently serves as the Minority Whip.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Coleman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

  • Subcommittee on Taxes, Exemptions/Benefits (Ways and Means General Fund)

Elections

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Coleman won re-election to the 57th District Seat in 2010. She defeated Carole Dobbs Marks and Fred Plump in the primary. She faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 57 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Merika Coleman (D) 3,441
Fred Plump (D) 1,079
Carole Dobbs Marks (D) 540

2006

On November 7, 2006, Coleman was re-elected to the 57th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, running uncontested in the general election.[3]

Coleman raised $85,717 for her campaign.[4]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Coleman raised $72,675 in contributions. [5]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $12,500
Environmental Campaign Fund $5,000
Parker, Kevin $5,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $3,500
Alabama State Employees Association $3,500

2006

In 2006, Coleman collected $85,717 in donations.

Below are Coleman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[6]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $10,450
Seth Hammett Campaign $10,000
Arthur Williams $7,500
E Coleman $6,000
Jeffco PAC $5,000

Personal

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.[7]

Senate candidacy

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.[8]

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Political offices
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