Cal Hobson Steps Down as Senate Pro Tem
After recently discussing his on-going battle with alcoholism with fellow lawmakers, Senate President Pro Tem Cal Hobson relinquished his leadership role today during a meeting of the House Democrats. This decision follows a vote of the Democratic caucus to ask Hobson to step down or to face a formal move to replace him. Hobson has been a state Senator since 1990 after serving for 12 years as a member of the State House of Representatives. Hobson has twice undergone treatment for his problem with alcohol abuse in 2003 and 2004. Senator Mike Morgan of Stillwater was elected to replace Hobson.