7:39am

Fri February 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Sentator Rodger Smitherman Elevated to a New Post

Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham Democratic Sen. Rodger
Smitherman has been elected president pro tem of the Alabama
Senate. Union Grove Democrat Hinton Mitchem resigned the position
Thursday. The president pro tem is the top spot that a senator can
hold.