2022 Alabama Elections

Merika Coleman, Democrat, Senate 19

Merika ColemanBir

Merika Coleman

Alabama Senate District 19


Age: 48.

Residence: Bessemer.

Political experience: Alabama House of Representatives, District 57, 2002-present.

Professional experience: Economic justice strategist, Greater Birmingham Ministries, 1992-2002; manager of economic development and community outreach, Lawson State Community College, 2002-2004; director of economic and community development, City of Bessemer, 2004-2006; assistant professor of political science, Miles College, 2008-present; director of economic and community development, Miles College, 2018-2019; founding attorney, Law Offices of Merika Coleman, LLC, 2019-present; social justice initiative special assistant, Miles College, 2020-present.

Civic experience: Board member emeritus, Greater Birmingham Ministries, 2002-2020; member and former board member, Women Legislators’ Lobby, 2003-present; member, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, 2003-present; founding member, Midfield Voter’s League, 2006; founding member, State Innovation Exchange, 2014-present; founding member, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, 2014-present; member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, 1993-present; member, Bethel Baptist Church, Pratt City, 1992-Present.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and Master of Public Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Doctor of Jurisprudence from Birmingham School of Law.

Campaign: https://www.merikacoleman.com/.