|Alabama State Senate District 18|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||20|
|Senate President Pro Tempore|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Bachelor's||University of Montevallo|
|J.D.||Miles Law School|
|Birthday||March 2, 1953|
|Place of birth||Montgomery, AL|
Smitherman earned his B.B.A. from University of Montevallo and his J.D. from Miles Law School.
Smitherman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Business and Labor Committee
- Finance and Taxation Education Committee
- Judiciary Committee
- Local Legislation No. 2 Committee
- Small Business Committee
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Rodger Smitherman was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
Smitherman ran for re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. He defeated Fred Horn in the primary, receiving 7,719 votes to Horn's 3,083. He then faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
|Alabama State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Rodger Smitherman (D)||7,719|
|Fred Horn (D)||3,083|
Smitherman raised $452,242 for his campaign, while Stanley raised $3,342.
|Alabama State Senate, District 18 (2006)|
|Rodger Smitherman (D)||21,212|
|Nance Stanley (R)||5,063|
Smitherman raised $265,160 for his campaign.
In 2010, Smitherman raised $454,755 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Education Association||$50,000|
|Medical Association of the State of Alabama||$25,000|
|Alabama Road Builders Association||$20,000|
In 2006, Smitherman collected $452,242 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Alabama Education Association||$50,000|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||$43,500|
|Medical Association of the State of Alabama||$20,000|
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Smitherman and his wife, Carole, have four children. They reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
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- Profile from the Alabama State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2006 2002, 1998
- Rodger Smitherman on Facebook
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- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "2010 Democratic primary results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2006 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2002 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2002 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 contributions," accessed April 15, 2014
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