Tag: Alabama House District 16

Travis Hendrix Wins Nod for Alabama House District 55 Seat; Brinyark Nominated for District 16 Seat

Travis Hendrix was overcome with emotion as he made his triumphant arrival at Soho Ensley Tuesday night after defeating Sylvia Swayne by an almost 2-1 majority in a runoff for the District 55 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Hendrix drew 65.12% of the votes to Swayne’s 34.88%, according to results reported by Jefferson County.

“I just feel really, really, really good,” he said after he composed himself. “I thank all the voters that came out in District 55. I thank everybody who voted for me. I thank you for the love and the support (from) my family, my friends, from the local government, from the state government, from everybody that supported me.” Read more.

Two House Seats Go to Runoffs in Tuesday Balloting

Voters in two sections of the Birmingham area will head to the polls Tuesday for special elections to fill vacant seats in the House of Representatives.

In District 55, which includes parts of Birmingham, West End and Fairfield, Travis Hendrix and Sylvia Swayne will meet head-to-head for a runoff after none of the seven candidates in September’s election gained a majority.

The District 16 seat also has a runoff Tuesday, with Brad Cox and Bryan Brinyark competing to represent the district that includes western Jefferson County, Fayette County and northern Tuscaloosa County.

To find out whether you’re in either of the districts and find your polling place, visit visit Alabama Votes. Read more.

The BirminghamWatch Voter Guide has interviews with each candidate along with their bios. Read more about these races here:

View Into Community Prompts Hendrix to Run for the Alabama House District 55 Seat

Sylvia Swayne Bucks Customs in House District 55 Runoff Race

Brad Cox, Bryan Brinyark Competing in GOP Runoff for House District 16 Seat

Two House Seats Head to Runoffs in Special Election

Travis Hendrix and Sylvia Swayne will be fighting it out in a runoff for the Alabama House District 55 seat.

With seven people running for the Democratic nomination during the special election for the seat, Hendrix got 27.91% of the vote and Swayne got 21.45%.

No Republicans qualified for the race, and whichever candidate wins the Oct. 24 runoff is likely to become the new representative.

In the District 16 race, Bryan Brinyark and Brad Cox are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination. With five Republicans in the race, Brinyark got 32.56% of the vote, and Cox got 32.96%.

The candidate who wins more than half the vote in the runoff will face Democratic candidate John Underwood in the general election for the seat on Jan. 9. Read more.

Vote Tuesday in Two JeffCo-Area State House Seats

Voters in some parts of Jefferson County will be headed to the polls Tuesday to choose among candidates for two state House of Representatives seats.

Special elections are being held to choose nominees for House District 55 and District 16, filling seats left vacant by the resignations of Fred Plump and Kyle South.

Plump resigned after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice on allegations he took money from a fund used to support programs in Jefferson County under the direction of another legislator and kicked back a portion of it to a legislator’s assistant.

South, a Fayette Republican, stepped down from his house seat June 30 to become CEO of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce.

Read more about the election.

For more information on the candidates, go to:

House District 55 Special Election Candidates

House District 16 Special Election Candidates