Bonnie Watson Coleman
(born February 6, 1945) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly
since 1998, where she represents the 15th Legislative District
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. Accessed June 5, 2011.
Watson Coleman served as the Majority Leader of the Assembly since 2006 to 2010. She serves in the Assembly on the Legislative Services commission. the Budget Committee, and the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.
Watson Coleman served as New Jersey Democratic State Chairwoman from 2002–2006. She served on the Governing Boards Association of State Colleges from 1987–1998 and as its chair from 1991-1993. Watson Coleman was a member of the Ewing Township
Planning Board from 1996-1997. She was a member of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Board of Trustees from 1981–1998 and was its chair from 1990-1991.
In 1974, she established the first Office of Civil Rights, Contract Compliance and Affirmative Action, in the New Jersey Department of Transportation
and remained the Director of that office for six years. In 1980, Watson Coleman joined the Department of Community Affairs, where she held a number of positions including, Assistant Commissioner, responsible for Aging, Community Resources, Public Guardian and Women Divisions.
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