Sylvia Swayne

Travis Hendrix

Travis Hendrix wins Democratic nomination in House District 55​

BY: - October 24, 2023

Birmingham Police Sergeant Travis Hendrix won the Democratic nomination for a Birmingham-area House seat. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Hendrix had 2,367 votes (65.12%) in unofficial returns. Sylvia Swayne, a quality assurance manager, had 1,268 votes (34.88%). Turnout was about 9%. No Republican qualified for the race, meaning Hendrix is virtually guaranteed to take the […]

A roll of "I Voted Today" stickers on a table

Flyer attacks candidate’s gender identity days before Democratic runoff for Alabama House seat

BY: - October 20, 2023

A Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives has been attacked by a flyer targeting her gender identity, days before a runoff for the party nomination. The flyer, which does not have identifying information on it, said Sylvia Swayne, seeking the Democratic nomination in House District 55 in Birmingham, “was born to be a […]

Portraits of Candidates Travis Hendrix and Sylvia Swayne.

Travis Hendrix, Sylvia Swayne seek Democratic nod in Birmingham-area House seat

BY: - October 18, 2023

The two Democratic candidates in the Oct. 24 runoff in House District 55 came to the election down different paths. Travis Hendrix, a 40-year-old Birmingham police sergeant, said he became passionate about politics after working in a community service unit as a school resource officer. The new position, he said, allowed him to get to […]