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Gov Kay Ivey issues flag flying order honoring State Representative Ron Johnson

Gov Kay Ivey issued the following statement after the passing of State Representative Ron Johnson.

“I was saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Johnson this evening, following his recent cancer diagnosis. Ron and I have served together for many years. He was a real champion for the communities in Talladega, Coosa, and Clay. He was engaged with the needs of his constituents and never turned them away. He has offered much of his life to serving the people of Alabama, and I know his colleagues in the House, friends in the Senate and I will miss working with him. I pray that his loved ones feel peace knowing he is no longer suffering and is finally at rest.”

In a press release, Gov. Kay Ivey also issued the following flag flying order.

I am directing flags be flown at half-staff to honor the memory and longstanding service of Alabama state Representative Ronald “Ron” Johnson, who passed away today, July 14, 2020. Let us remember the life and service of Rep. Johnson, who represented the citizens of House District 33 since 1978. He offered much of his life to serving the people of Alabama, and I know that his colleagues in the House, friends in the Senate and all of us will miss working with him. We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to his loved ones. The flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.