|Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 18th district
November 8, 1995
|Preceded by||Fred Horn|
|President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate|
February 5, 2009 – November 3, 2010
|Preceded by||Hinton Mitchem|
|Succeeded by||Del Marsh|
|Born||Rodger Mell Smitherman
March 2, 1953
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Carole Smitherman; 4 children|
|Alma mater||University of Montevallo and Miles Law School|
Rodger Mell Smitherman (born March 2, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 18th District since 1995. He is also a member of the Alabama Sentencing Commission. Smitherman was elected President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate on February 5, 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Montevallo and Miles Law School.
Smitherman's wife is current judge, former Birmingham City Councilor, and former Birmingham Mayor Carole Smitherman. They are the parents of four children. The Smithermans maintain a law practice in downtown Birmingham.
- Alabama State Legislature: Senator Rodger Mell Smitherman – official government website
- Project Vote Smart – Senator Rodger M. Smitherman (AL) profile
- Follow the Money – Rodger M. Smitherman: 2006 2002 1998 campaign contributions
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