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Talladega County lawyer announces plans to run for House District 33

The Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A Talladega County attorney has announced plans to run for the Alabama House of Representatives in District 33.

Ben Robbins, a partner at Robbins & Robbins Law Firm who plans to run as a Republican, announced his plans Sunday.

“I believe that our district has a greater potential, which is certainly achievable,” Robbins said. “The only way to reach a brighter future, where our children and grandchildren can prosper, is with fresh ideas that when combined with bold leadership and true conservative values, will form the basis of success in our area.”

Robbins is jumping on the anti-establishment train, vowing to “Drain the Swamp” in Montgomery.

“For Alabama to propel growth, we need bold and authentic change in Montgomery that is focused on reform and a commitment to Alabamians,” Robbins said. “President Trump has vowed to ‘Drain the Swamp’ in Washington, and I look forward to doing the same in Montgomery.”

District 33 is currently represented by longtime Republican state Rep. Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga, who was first elected to the House in 1978. He is a pharmacist and a partner in Medical Care Equipment Inc. He the vice chair of the powerful House Rules Committee, which sets the House agenda.

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He has not announced whether he will seek re-election next year. His district includes parts of Talladega, Clay and Coosa Counties.

The Republican primary is scheduled for June 5, 2018. The general election will be held on Nov. 6, 2018.

Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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