Kay Ivey announces special election dates for House District 33

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Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday scheduled a special election to fill the Alabama House District 33 seat left vacant by former Rep. Ron Johnson who passed away on July 14.

Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, October 6, 2020; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, November 3, 2020; and the special general election Tuesday, January 19, 2020.

Johnson, who had served in the House since 1978, was the longest-serving member of the Alabama House of Representatives when he died.

“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,” Governor 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, August 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

House District 33 represents Clay, Coosa and Talladega Counties.