|Political party Democratic|
Role Political leader
Education Lincoln University
Party Democratic Party
Name Maida Coleman
|Born July 1, 1954 (age 61) Sikeston, Missouri (1954-07-01)|
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Maida Coleman (born July 1, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Missouri Senate. She has represented the 5th District since winning a special election in February 2002. Coleman is currently the minority floor leader. Previously she was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2001 through 2002.
She serves on the following committees:
Coleman is a graduate of Lincoln University of Missouri with a degree in journalism. She has three children: John, Alaina and James. She currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
Coleman announced that she was running for Mayor of the City of St. Louis in 2008 against fellow Democratic Party member Francis Slay, but decided not to run on the last day to enter race, because another candidate with the same last name entered the race the very same day. Coleman believed that she was being "targeted" and claimed "conspiracy".  She announced she would run for mayor as an Independent.