Name: Doug Coleman
Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Retired business teacher at Apache Junction High School.
Legislative District: No. 16, which covers eastern Maricopa County and northwestern Pinal County.
Committee Assignments: Education (vice chairman); Government; Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Twelve years as mayor of Apache Junction; 19 years on Apache Junction City Council.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Years of work with the Superstition District of the Boy Scouts of America; staff at Camp Geronimo Boy Scouts summer camp program; involved with his church.
Why He Ran: “I felt like the Legislature needed to have someone who has a local perspective in terms of city and town government and how they operate. And as an educator for 31 years, all of which was in the classroom, I felt we needed someone with that background who is also a Republican.”
His Focus: Hoping to work with Gov. Jan Brewer and the McCain Institute on combatting and implementing stricter laws against human trafficking.
Bills: Author of HB 2070, which would allow a court to grant credit toward the payment of a fine if a person has participated in a community restitution work program and the court has determined the person incapable of paying the fine.