The end of the legislative session bring, with it, the end of the legislative careers of quite a few lawmakers at the State Capitol. Among them is Senate Democratic Leader Maida Coleman (D-St. Louis) who is term limited.
Coleman says she has endured highlights and lowlights during her political career, with serving the people of the state a highlight. She says a lowlight was hearing now-House Speaker Rod Jetton (R-Marble Hill) shouting, "Release the money, Governor," during Governor Bob Holden’s State of the State speech after the Governor had withheld money for education.
Asked whether she might consider running for another office, Coleman says that’s not in the cards right now, but says she might consider a run sometime in the future.