Figures to make history in senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures will make history for Alabama women in 2013.

The Mobile senator's fellow Democrats have chosen her to begin a two-year term as minority leader in February. Legislative leaders say she is the first woman they can recall as a minority or majority leader in either the Senate or House.

Figures says it's an honor not just for her, but for all women in Alabama. She says it's a long way from when she arrived in the Senate in 1997 - back then, people still addressed the Senate by saying, "Gentlemen of the Senate." Figures would stand up to remind her colleagues the Senate included two women.
 

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Known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama has a population of over 4.6 million residents. Montgomery is the capital city. Other major cities include Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville.
 
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