Vivian Figures

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Vivian Figures
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Alabama State Senate District 33
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 18
Minority Leader, Alabama State Senate
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Haven
Date of birthJanuary 24, 1957
Place of birthMobile, AL
Office website
Vivian Davis Figures is a Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 33 Mobile County. She was first elected on January 28, 1997 to serve the remaining term of her late husband, Senator Michael A. Figures, who was the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. She was re-elected without opposition in 1998 and 2002. She ran for United States Senate in 2008 and had previously served on the Mobile City Council.

Figures has served as Minority Leader since 2013.


Figures received a Bachelor's degree from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Figures served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Education and Youth Affairs
Finance and Taxation Education
Mobile County Legislation


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



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 Vivian Figures was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Figures won re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. She defeated Herman Thomas in the primary, receiving 6,572 votes to Thomas' 3,441. She then defeated Brad Moser in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Alabama State Senate, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Figures (D) 23,241
Brad Moser (R) 8,419
Alabama State Senate, District 33 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Figures (D) 6,572
Herman Thomas (D) 3,441


On November 7, 2006, Figures won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Jeffery Jones (R).[6]

Figures raised $132,500 for her campaign, while Jones raised $6,986.[7]

Alabama State Senate, District 33 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Figures (D) 19,029
Jeffery Jones (R) 7,594


On November 5, 2006, Figures won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[8]

Figures raised $81,700 for her campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Figures raised $242,533 in contributions.[10]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Education Association $25,310
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $15,000
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association $15,000
Alabama Power Co $12,500


In 2006, Figures collected $132,500 in donations.[11]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Power Co $10,000
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $10,000
Business Council Of Alabama $10,000
Milton E. McGregor $10,000
Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus $9,000


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Figures has three children. She resides in Mobile, Alabama.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael A. Figures
Alabama State Senate District 33
Succeeded by