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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1975-77; U.S. attorney, 1981-93; Ala. attorney general, 1995-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Born: Dec. 24, 1946; Hybart, Ala.
Residence: Mobile
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Mary Sessions; three children
Education: Huntingdon College, B.A. 1969; U. of Alabama, J.D. 1973
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1973-86
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Seapower; Strategic Forces - Chairman); Budget; Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Judiciary (Crime & Terrorism; Immigration and the National Interest - Chairman; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts)

Election History
2014generalJeff Sessions (R) 795,60697.3
2008generalJeff Sessions (R) 1,305,38363.4
Vivian Figures (D) 752,39136.5
2002generalJeff Sessions (R) 792,56158.6
Susan Parker (D) 538,87839.8
Jeff Allen (LIBERT) 20,2341.5
1996generalJeff Sessions (R) 786,43652.5
Roger Bedford (D) 681,65145.5
Mark Thornton (LIBERT) 21,5501.4
Charles Hebner (NL) 9,1230.6
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Alabama is 17th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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