Tuesday marks deadline to run for Birmingham area State House Seat

Alabama State House

Last month, after 18 years of service, Alabama state Rep. Oliver Robinson retired to allow his daughter Amanda to accept a job with Governor Robert Bentley‘s office, leaving a vacancy in the State House.

Tuesday marks the deadline for candidates of both major parties to apply to run in House District 58.

According to the special election timeline finalized by Gov. Robert Bentley earlier this month, if a primary election is needed, party members will cast their votes Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 and the General Election will follow on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.