Robbins wins special House District 33 election

Robbins wins special House District 33 election

Republican Ben Robbins will be the newest member of the Alabama Legislature.

Robbins won a special general election against Democrat Fred Crum in House District 33, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State.

Robbins, an attorney from Sylacauga, received 2,232 votes, 68%, Tuesday.

“Thank you to all the voters across Talladega, Coosa, and Clay Counties!” Robbins told supporters on Facebook. “I am excited to get to work for the great people of our district!”

Thank you to all the voters across Talladega, Coosa, and Clay Counties! I am excited to get to work for the great people of our district! #TimeToGetToWork

Posted by Ben Robbins on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The special election was needed to replace former Rep. Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga, who died in July 2020. He’d served in the House since first elected in 1978 and was the longest-serving member.

The next legislative special elections are in the Senate. A general election in Senate District 26, largely Montgomery County, is March 2. 

A special primary election for Senate District 14 is March 30. A runoff, if necessary, will be April 27. The special general election will be July 13.

The district includes portions of Bibb, Chilton, Hale, Jefferson and Shelby counties.