|Alabama House of Representatives District 57|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||13|
|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|
|Date of birth||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.
|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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Merika + Coleman + Alabama + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Merika Coleman's campaign website (Archived)
- Alabama House of Representatives - Rep. Merika Coleman
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- 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
- Democratic primary results and runoff candidates
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- 2006 election results, Alabama
- Alabama House spending, 2006
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Coleman
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