New Minority Leader in the Alabama Senate
Democratic state Senator Quinton Ross of Montgomery is the new minority leader in the Alabama Senate. The Senate Democratic Caucus announced that it picked Ross to replace Senator Vivian Davis Figures, who did not seek another term. The caucus said Figures will become the group's treasurer. Ross is taking over the leadership of a smaller minority. Going into the November 4 election, Democrats held 12 of the 35 seats in the Senate. They now have eight. 46-year-old Ross is serving his fourth term in the Senate. He spent most of his career in education, including being a high school principal, and is now a consultant. His clients include the Alabama Education Association and the city of Montgomery.