Below are some stories from area newspapers and other media outlets that feature Doug. These articles and stories are not authored by Doug; they represent the views of the authors and not necessarily Doug's views. The content of each article belongs to the media outlet in which it was published.

2 teachers, 2 in 'tea party' seek state District 16 House seat

Aug 14, 2012

Doug Coleman, a 55-year-old father of six who has been endorsed by the Mesa and Apache Junction mayors... [more]

My Turn: Why D16 leadership matters

Aug 7, 2012

Mesa Vice-Mayor Scott Somers endorses Doug Coleman, "There is a clear choice of business-minded conservatives to lead District 16 toward its full potential: Rich Crandall for state Senate, and Jeff Davis and Doug Coleman for the state House..." [more]

"Coleman, Davis Best for D16 House"

July 31, 2012

The Arizona Republic has endorsed Doug Coleman and Jeff Davis for Arizona House District 16. "The newly created District 16 is poised to become one of the state’s most economically significant legislative districts... [more]

Bryan Martyn Internet Radio Show

February 2, 2012

Doug appears on the Bryan Martyn Internet Radio Show on KQCK.

Coleman Resigns to Run (AJ News)

Jan 29, 2012 by Ed Barker (The Apache Junction / Gold Canyon News)

Long time City Councilman and former Apache Junction Mayor Doug Coleman has announced his intention to resign from the council in order to run for a seat in the Arizona State House of Representatives... [more]

A.J. Unleashed

February 14, 2008 by Blake Herzog (East Valley Tribune)

There must have been something about the soothing, teacherly tone of former Apache Junction mayor Doug Coleman that calmed the feisty, frayed nerves of the city's fiercely independent spirit. Today, barely six months after he relinquished the gavel,  recall petitions have been taken out on six out of seven City Council members. One, Joe Severs, has three, including one he had his wife pull for him.

Coleman was mayor for 12 years and on the council for four before that, an amiable teacher in the Harry Mitchell mold. He was the subject of the last, unsuccessful recall attempt, driven by gadfly and itinerant nurse Elliot Fisher, back in 2003. His gentle grip allowed AJ officials to talk a population that said ‘no” to incorporation three times into letting them ditch decades-old modular buildings and into snazzy new LEED-certified digs with spectacular views of the Superstitions, next door to a state-of-the-art multigen center. Coleman no longer felt the need to have visiting developer dignitaries meet him at his office at the high school.

Then, last spring, Coleman finally sat out for an election, and a much more irascible  councilman, John Insalaco, won the top job. It was around this time that sexual harrassment complaints against Police Chief Glenn Walp began to surface. Walp was the AJPD's third chief in four years, but this is the time hell has broken loose, with Walp's supporters vowing to recall everyone, including Severs, his final council ally.

I'm not sure whether it was Coleman's ability to inspire confidence or induce sleep in Apache Junction voters, but whichever it was, voters need it now.

Be Ready to Vote Tuesday November 4, 2014!