Rodger (Rodger) M. Smitherman (D-SS18)
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Alabama State Senate
Suite 736 Alabama State House 11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600

District Office:
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600
Elected: 1994    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Carole Catlin   DOB: 3/2/1953
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Committee on Rules
RM MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
RM MemberSenate Committee on Education Policy
RM MemberSenate Committee on Banking and Insurance
RM MemberSenate Committee on Tourism
RM MemberSenate Committee on Finance and Taxation - Education
RM MemberSenate Committee on Confirmations
RM MemberSenate Committee on Jefferson County Legislation
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Public Accounts
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Housing Finance Authority
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Children First Trust Fund
MemberPermanent Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment
Counties Representing


Senator Smitherman, born in Montgomery, Alabama on March 2, 1953, is serving his sixth term in the Senate. He graduated from the University of Montevallo with a B.B.A. degree and with honors from Miles Law School with a Juris Doctorate Degree.

Senator Smitherman and his wife, the former Carole Catlin of Birmingham, are the parents of four children- Rodger, II, Tonya Renee, Mary Elaine, and Crystal Nicole. He is a practicing attorney, a Democrat, an Elder at More Than Conquerors Faith Church, and a tireless advocate for education, youth programs and senior citizens.

Senator Smitherman was elected President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate on Thursday, February 5, 2009, and served until November 2, 2010.