Rep. Bruce Coleman is serving his first term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 81 which includes portions of Crawford and Washington counties.
For the 91st General Assembly, Rep. Coleman serves on House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee and the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee. He also serves as an alternate on Arkansas Legislative Council.
Rep. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
He previously served as president of the Mountainburg School Board.
He served as chairman of the Arkansas Propane Gas Association and the chairman of the Arkansas Valley Technical Institute Board of Directors. He has also the served as chairman of the Crawford County Hospital Board of Governors and chairman of the Crawford County Extension Council.
Rep. Coleman serves on the advisory council board for Arkansas Tech at Ozark.
He served as a volunteer fireman with the Mountainburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for 25 years.
Rep. Coleman is a father to three grown daughters. He has 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He resides in Mountainburg with his wife, Mabel.