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Biographical Profile for Garnet F. Coleman
Candidate for State Representative District 147, Texas
November 4, 2014 Texas General Election
Age: 52
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 713.520.5355
Address: PO Box 88140
Houston TX 77288
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Raised in Houston, Representative Coleman and his wife, Angelique, reside in Houston’s University Oaks neighborhood. They have two children, Austin and Evan.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Representative Coleman attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and in 1990 graduated from the University of St. Thomas cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts. He also completed the prestigious Harvard University Senior Executive Program for State and Local Government.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
President/Chief Executive Officer, Apartments for America, Incorporated, 1999-present
Owner, Coleman Strategies, 1997-present
Shareholder, Peacole Ice Cream, 1987-present
Operations Manager, Federal Civil Process, 1988-1998
Business Development Counselor, Office of Minority Business Affairs, Austin, 1990-1991
Staff Assistant, Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, 1990
Congressional Intern, United States Representative Mickey Leland, 1981
Lecturer, Urban Politics, University of Saint Thomas.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
President/Chief Executive Officer, Apartments for America, Incorporated
Board Member, The Ensemble Theater, present
Member, National Mental Health Association
Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, present
Board Member, Progressive States Network, present
Board Member, South Central Young Mens' Christian Association, present
Advisory Board, Campfire Boys and Girls
Board, DePelchin Children's Center
Advisory Board, Houston Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council
Board of Directors, Interfaith Ministries
Creator, Operation SMART Youth Development Program
Board Member, Third Ward Redevelopment Council
Volunteer, United Negro College Fund
University Oaks Civic Association
Sustaining Member, Harris County Democratic Party, present
Sustaining Member, Texas Democratic Party, present
Field Director, Harris County, Clinton/Gore, 1992
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1992
Precinct Chair, Democratic Precinct Convention, 1990
Delegate, State Democratic Convention, 1988.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education. He is currently the Senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affairs Committee. Representative Coleman also serves as a member of the Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding, which is charged with ensuring that the state maximize its share of funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Episcopal
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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