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House District 33 special election dates announced after passing of State Rep. Ron Johnson


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation setting special election dates for Alabama House District 33. the seat held by the late Ron Johnson.

Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020; and the special general election Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

“Rep. Ron Johnson served the constituents of Clay, Coosa and Talladega Counties well for many years, and I know he will truly be missed by all,” Ivey said. “Especially while we are experiencing such uncertain times, it is important that the people living in House District 33 have a voice for them in the Legislature. For that reason, I am calling a special election to fill this seat.”

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

House District 33 represents parts of Clay, Coosa and Talladega counties.

Johnson, a Republican from Sylacauga representing Clay, Coosa, and Talladega Counties in District 33, took office in 1978 and was reelected for another four-year term in 2018. Most recently, he was Vice Chair of the House Health Committee, Vice Chair of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and served on the Rules Committee. This year alone, he sponsored 19 bills in the House, the most recent expanding Sylacauga’s city limits signed by Gov. Ivey in May.



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