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The City of Phenix City operates under a City-Manager form of government. A five-member City Council, comprised of a mayor and four councilmembers, are each elected to serve four-year terms to govern the city along with a city manager, who is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all city affairs.
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Alabama House of Representatives
The Alabama House of Representatives is comprised of 105 members. Each member represents a district of approximately 40,000 people. The members of the House are elected to four-year terms. Members of the House must be 21 years of age at the time of their election, and must have been citizens of Alabama for three years, having lived in their respective districts for at least one year immediately preceding their election.
Alabama State Senate
The Alabama State Senate is composed of 35 Senators, and each Senator represents a district of approximately 137,000 Alabamians.Like the Alabama House of Representatives, senators are elected for four-year terms. Should a vacancy occur in either house of the Legislature (House of Representatives and the Senate), the governor is required to call a special election to fill such vacancy.
Alabama Supreme Court
The Alabama Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices. As the highest state court, the Supreme Court has both judicial and administrative responsibilities. The Supreme Court has authority to review decisions rendered by the other courts of the state. It also has authority to determine certain legal matters over which no other court has jurisdiction and to issue such orders necessary to carry out its general superintendence over the courts in Alabama.
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U.S. House of Representatives
There are 435 elected representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, which are divided among the 50 states in proportion to their total population. There are additional non-voting delegates who represent the District of Columbia and the territories. A representative serves a two-year term, and there’s no limit to the number of terms an individual can serve.
There are two elected senators per state in the U.S. Senate, totaling 100 senators. A senate term is six years and there’s no limit to the number of terms an individual can serve.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and such number of associate justices as may be fixed by Congress. The number of associate justices is currently fixed at eight. Power to nominate the justices is vested in the President of the United States, and appointments are made with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.