I am am no stranger to politics; I was the Democratic Nominee for House Representative District 23 in 2007. I came in third place in the race for Congressional House District 1 in 2008. I bring to the table many years of business experience, military experience, and elected official experience to support me in this endeavor to be your next Senator in Senate District 8. I will continue the legacy of the late Senator Jack Gordon. Strong fiscal responsibility, strong on education and a quest for government that's For The People of Senate District 8 and this great State of Mississippi. My formula for success is Accessibility, Dependability, Responsibility, and Possibilities'. This formula equals unlimited possibilities for us all. He believes that all Mississippians deserve a chance at unlimited possibilities, prosperity, and hope.
Marshall W. Coleman is married to Bernadette (Thornton) Coleman formerly of Bruce, Mississippi. Together they have three children Kajah, Kegan, and Fredcurtis Coleman Kegan, a student at Ole Miss, is an influential part of the campaign serving as Campaign Manager.
Marshall W. Coleman is a product of the Calhoun County School System. He has attended the University of Phoenix and received a Degree from that University.
Marshall and wife Bernadette own and operate Coleman's Quickstop in Derma, MS. The Coleman's have been in business in Calhoun County for over 23 years.
Marshall W. Coleman is a veteran of the Army. He has served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for 27 years and presently holds the rank of Master Sergeant E-8. Marshall now drills at DET 1 HHC 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Marshall W. Coleman has served as Alderman Ward II Calhoun City, Mississippi since 2002, Marshall W. Coleman was elected to his second term facing no opposition. During his time as Alderman Marshall has repeated stood for the voters of his ward and in times of duress he has stood firmly for the best interest of the City as a whole.
Marshall W. Coleman was recently the Democratic Nominee for House District 23 in the November General Election in 2007. There were only a few hundred votes that decided that race in which there was an incumbent. Coleman says, he is dedicated to serving people who need a voice in government.
Calhoun County recorded an unemployment rate of 8.6% in April 2011. The county's rate was 10% in April of 2010 and 11.1% in April of 2009.
GRENADA 10.5 % unemployment APRIL 2011
CHICKASAW 12.0 % unemployment APRIL 2011
TUPELO- NOT REPORTED IN APRIL 2011
The overall rate for Mississippi unemployment in April was 10%. The national unemployment rate for April was 8.7%.
COLEMAN SUPPORTS THE CREATION OF JOBS IN OUR AREA!
Coleman Recognizes Critical Issues Facing Us In The Future
Recreation (E.G. Fishing, Hunting, 4 H Etc.,)
Source: www.colemansenate8.com/page12/index.html (08/01/2011)
Coleman Realizes That Education is one of the most important issues Facing our State and Nation.
We believe that every student must have access to the highest quality public education that his or her skills, knowledge, and disposition requires, and the he opportunity to achieve in school and in life to the best of his or her ability. The best economic development tool that we can provide a child is a high quality education.
Coleman pledges to vote to fully fund MAEP (Mississippi Adequate Education Program Every Year (not just in an election year)
Coleman believes that every child deserves (at the very least) the opportunity to obtain an adequate education.
Teacher pay is important and Coleman supports adequate teacher pay.
Coleman has signed a Pledge to Vote in Favor of Fully Funding (MAEP) every year and he is challenging all candidates running for Senate District 8 to sign a Pledge to Vote to Fully Fund (MAEP) Every Year.
Coleman Supports Affordable Healthcare For All Mississippians.
Coleman Supports Affordable Prescription Drugs For All Mississippians.
We believe that every American, regardless of race, gender, or economic status, is created equal and is due equal protection under the law.
We believe that every worker is due fair pay for honest labor, a safe work environment and a secure retirement. We also must provide a safety net for workers if they become disabled.
We believe strong family values are key to raising children. This includes providing children with the highest quality education, making sure that their parents receive fair pay for honest labor and that everyone is afforded quality health care; and to help strengthen families by reducing the highest sales tax on groceries in the country.
We believe that every student must have access to the highest quality public education and the opportunity to achieve in school and in life. The best economic development tool is a high quality education.
We believe that every Mississippian is entitled to quality health care. To enhance health care we believe that the cigarette tax should be raised by $1 per pack.
We believe that every one of our God-given natural resources must be conserved and protected. We also believe we should work towards energy independence.
The Mississippi Democratic Party acknowledges that our members include those who are pro-life and pro-choice.
We believe in the affirmation of the Second Amendment.
We call for the eradication of poverty in Mississippi, across this nation and around the world.
The Mississippi Democratic Party supports the current affordable housing property tax valuation law which allows economic developers to provide the American Dream through home ownership.
We call for a Gulf Coast disaster recovery that is equitable, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory; that restores affordable housing for both homeowners and renters; that strengthens natural and man-made protections; that includes an insurance bill of rights and all-perils coverage; and that is transparent and accountable.