BOAZ – At 27, Brock Colvin will be the youngest member of the Alabama Legislature when his term begins next session.

The young Republican defeated Democratic candidate Ben Alford in Tuesday's midterm elections by a wide margin, earning 88% of the vote.

On Wednesday, Colvin held his swearing-in ceremony at Snead State University — his alma mater.

"The last 13 months have been probably the craziest journey of my life that I'll ever go through, going through a campaign," he said.

"Thank you to everybody who's supported me along the way, as you continue to support me and pray for me over the next four years, for now the real work has to begin," Colvin added. "I have to live out everything I said I'd do over the last 13 months, so I ask you to pray for me. Continue to be there for me, hold me accountable when I'm not doing the right thing and just continue to be there."

Colvin, a native of Albertville, will fill the seat of outgoing Rep. Kerry Rich (R-Albertville), who has served the district for over 20 years.

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