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Merika Coleman-Evans

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Merika Coleman-Evans
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Alabama House of Representatives District 57
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 13
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, 1995
Master'sUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997
Date of birthSeptember 6, 1973
Place of birthLakenheath, England AFB
ProfessionAssistant Professor of Political Science, Miles College
Office website
Personal website
Coleman-Evans (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.


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


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

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


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.[1]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Merika Coleman-Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


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.[6][7]

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


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.[8]

Coleman raised $85,717 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Coleman raised $72,675 in contributions.[10]

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


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

Below are Coleman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

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


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.[12]

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