Rodger Smitherman

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Rodger Smitherman
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Alabama State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate President Pro Tempore
2009-2010
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montevallo
J.D.Miles Law School
Personal
BirthdayMarch 2, 1953
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rodger Mell Smitherman (b.March 2, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected in 1994. Smitherman served as President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate from Thursday, February 5, 2009, until 2011.[1]

Biography

Smitherman earned his B.B.A. from University of Montevallo and his J.D. from Miles Law School.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Smitherman served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:

Elections

2014

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.[2][3][4][5]

2010

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.[6][7]

Alabama State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rodger Smitherman (D) 7,719
Fred Horn (D) 3,083

2006

On November 7, 2006, Smitherman won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Nance Stanley (R).[8]

Smitherman raised $452,242 for his campaign, while Stanley raised $3,342.[9]

Alabama State Senate, District 18 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rodger Smitherman (D) 21,212
Nance Stanley (R) 5,063

2002

On November 5, 2006, Smitherman won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[10]

Smitherman raised $265,160 for his campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Smitherman raised $454,755 in contributions.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $50,000
FGA PAC $33,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $25,000
Alabama Road Builders Association $20,000

2006

In 2006, Smitherman collected $452,242 in donations.[13]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $50,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $43,500
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $20,000
FGA PAC $17,000
Childrens PAC $16,500

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Personal

Smitherman and his wife, Carole, have four children. They reside in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Preceded by
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Alabama State Senate District 18
1994-present
Succeeded by
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