ALEC-FreedomWorks Legislator of the Week
Representative Kim Coleman was born in New Orleans and spent her early childhood years in Louisiana and Texas. Before entering politics, Rep. Coleman was involved in business. She received undergraduate degrees in sociology and psychology, and a certification in criminology from the University of Utah. After graduate work in addictions counseling, Rep. Coleman dedicated her time to inpatient treatment of adolescents with mental health disorders and substance addicted teens.
Rep. Coleman represents the 42nd district of Utah, receiving 100% of the votes in her last election. She works most frequently on education, law, and labor employment bills. Within the Utah legislature and within ALEC, Representative Coleman has been a leader on campus speech and due process issues, sponsoring model policies including the Campus Anti-Harassment Act and the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act.
In addition to her legislative work, Rep. Coleman is the Ranking Member of the Education committee and a member of the Judiciary, Administrative Rules Review, Interim Committee on Judiciary, Higher Education Appropriations, Legislative Site Visit, and Legislative Policy Summit committees. Additionally, she founded one of the longest running charter schools in the state of Utah. Rep. Coleman currently resides in West Jordan, Utah with her husband, Joel, and five children.