Senator Linda Coleman-Madison was elected to the Alabama State Senate in November 2006, and is currently serving her fourth term. This year she serves as the Senate Democratic Caucus chairperson, and on the following Senate committees: Finance & Taxation General Fund, Health & Human Services, Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Rules, Children, Youth & Human Resources, Sunset, and Jefferson County Local Legislation; as well as an appointed member to a number of statewide committees.
Prior to becoming a member of the Alabama Senate, Senator Linda Coleman-Madison served District 60 in the Alabama House of Representatives and as a member of the Birmingham City Council for 12 years from 1985 to1997. An educator by profession, she taught children with disabilities for 12 years in the Birmingham School System and served on various national, state, and local government committees. She recently retired as the Disabilities Compliance Administrator (ADA) for the City of Birmingham’s Department of Planning & Engineering, and is a licensed Realtor.
Senator Coleman-Madison serves on the following board of directors: Alabama State Department of Youth services, Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner, the Alabama State Land Bank, and The Lakeshore Foundation. She holds a B.S. Degree in Education from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama (Birmingham) with further studies at Samford University and Birmingham Southern College.
Senator Coleman-Madison is married and a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church.
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