Eric D. Coleman
Eric Dean Coleman (born May 26, 1951) is a Democratic politician in the United States. He served as state senator of Connecticut's 2nd District, representing Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor. He served as a state representative from 1983 to 1994, and held the position of Deputy President Pro Tempore in the Connecticut Senate. Coleman is a graduate of Pomfret School, Columbia University, and the University of Connecticut School of Law. In 2001, he became the first African-American to chair the Judiciary Committee, and now held the chairmanship of the Planning and Development Committee. Coleman resigned from the Senate in 2017, and was subsequently nominated and then confirmed as a Superior Court judge in 2018.