By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
State Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, is leaving the Alabama Senate after serving 9 terms in the upper chamber.
Sanders, who had qualified to run, made the decision last-minute through a press release saying “Some times it is time.”
“I had thought that I would run to serve one more term in the Alabama State Senate, and I qualified to run in January,” Sanders said. “However, when I took off 24 hours for our 48th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, I began to realize what a heavy load I carry.”