- Cullman, Alabama


Top Woman

In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, talks with Sen. Tammy Irons, D-Florence, left, as the Senate debates Senate Bill 2 during their session at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Figures will make history when the Legislature begins its next session Feb. 5, 2013. She will become the first woman to serve as minority leader. It�s the culmination of 17 years of service since she replaced her late husband, Michael Figures, who was the first African-American elected president pro tem of the Senate.