Ivey sets special election for Alabama House seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey has set a special election to fill the Alabama House seat vacated by the death this month of Republican state Rep. Ron Johnson of Sylacauga.

Ivey set the special primary for House District 33 for Oct. 6, the primary runoff, if necessary, for Nov. 3, and the general election for Jan. 19. al.com reported.

Johnson had served the district, which covers parts of Clay, Coosa, and Talladega counties, since 1978.

Candidates can qualify with the Democratic and Republican parties until Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.

“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.”