Travis Hendrix

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 […]

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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 […]

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Alabama counties to certify House District 16, 55 special election results

BY: - October 2, 2023

Officials in three different counties should certify results this week for the Sept. 26 special elections in House Districts 16 and 55. Fayette, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson plan to finalize the provisional ballots from the election results on Tuesday at noon and certify the results on Friday at the same time. Officials in the three counties […]

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Alabama House District 16, 55 primaries headed to October runoffs

BY: - September 27, 2023

Two Alabama House primaries will go to Oct. 24 runoffs after candidates in a Republican primary in House District 16 and a Democratic primary in House District 55 failed to get a majority of the votes. In the GOP contest in House District 16 in Fayette, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties, Fayette County Commissioner Brad Cox […]

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Meet the candidates running in the House District 55 special election

BY: - September 19, 2023

House District 55 voters will choose a Democratic nominee in a primary special election Tuesday. Seven Democrats will compete for the party nod in the Democratic-leaning district. If none of the candidates win at least 50% of the vote, a run-off for the two top candidates will be held on Oct. 24. With no Republican […]