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}}{{tnr}}'''Rodger Mell Smitherman''' (b.March 2, 1953) is a [[Democratic Party|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.<ref>[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd018.html Official Senate Biogrpahy]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rodger Mell Smitherman''' (b.March 2, 1953) is a [[Democratic Party|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.<ref>[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd018.html ''Alabama State Senate'', "Official Biography," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Smitherman earned B.B.A. from University of Montevallo and a J.D. from Miles Law School.
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Smitherman earned his B.B.A. from University of Montevallo and his J.D. from Miles Law School.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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:: ''See also: [[Alabama State Senate elections, 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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2010/primaryro/2010-Primary-DemCert-2010-06-11.pdf Democratic Primary results]</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130614175117/http://myvotealabama.com/ Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2010/primaryro/2010-Primary-DemCert-2010-06-11.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "2010 Democratic primary results," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130614175117/http://myvotealabama.com/ Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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On November 5, 2006, Smitherman won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the [[Alabama State Senate]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2002/AL-2002-General-Certification.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Official 2002 election results," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
 
On November 5, 2006, Smitherman won re-election to the 18th District Seat in the [[Alabama State Senate]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2002/AL-2002-General-Certification.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Official 2002 election results," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
  
Smitherman raised $265,160 for his campaign.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2002&f=S&so=O#sorttable Alabama Senate spending, 2002]</ref>
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Smitherman raised $265,160 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2002&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "Funds raised by 2002 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
In 2006, Smitherman collected $452,242 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81914 2006 contributions to Rodger Smitherman]</ref>
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In 2006, Smitherman collected $452,242 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81914 ''Follow the Money'', "2006 contributions," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
 
Smitherman and his wife, Carole, have four children. They reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
Smitherman and his wife, Carole, have four children. They reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Rodger + Smitherman + Alabama + Senate'''." Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator.
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Rodger + Smitherman + Alabama + Senate'''." Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator.
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*[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd018.html Official Alabama State Senate website of Senator Rodger Mell Smitherman]  
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*[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd018.html Profile from the Alabama State Senate]  
 
*[http://openstates.org/al/legislators/ALL000030/rodger-smitherman/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://openstates.org/al/legislators/ALL000030/rodger-smitherman/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5617 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5617 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5617 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Rodger M. Smitherman (AL)]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5617 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20062&c=124256 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20062&c=419886 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20022&c=18986 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=19982&c=2105 1998]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20062&c=124256 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20062&c=419886 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=20022&c=18986 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=19982&c=2105 1998]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rodger-Smitherman-Campaign-2010/126208170738247 Rodger Smitherman's campaign on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rodger-Smitherman-Campaign-2010/126208170738247 Rodger Smitherman on Facebook]
  
 
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Rodger Smitherman
Rodger Smitherman.jpg
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 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will take place 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 is 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

Personal

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

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Rodger + Smitherman + Alabama + Senate." Because the results are from a google search, it is possible that some of the links below are not actually related to the legislator.

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Alabama State Senate District 18
1994-present
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