Birmingham Water Works Board member Tereshia Huffman announced her candidacy for the Alabama House District 56.
State Rep. Louise Alexander, D-Birmingham, the district’s current representative, plans to run for Sen. Priscilla Dunn’s seat in the Alabama Senate next year.
“I’m running for Alabama State House because I believe that the people of District 56 deserve leadership that will help fight for them from start to finish,” Huffman said in a statement Monday. “As we campaign across District 56, I look forward to speaking with and listening to voters, learning more about what they need to thrive and better understanding how I can work with them to meet those needs. If elected, I plan to combine my expertise and personal experiences to help bridge the gaps between residents of District 56 and greater, more equitable opportunities and resources.”
Huffman replaced BWWB member Brenda Dickerson in 2021 after previously sitting on the executive team for REV Birmingham. Huffman also worked as a field organizer for Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s re-election campaign.
A Birmingham Native, Huffman graduated from Birmingham City Schools and the University of Alabama. From 2011 to 2015, she served in the city government of Atlanta under various city affairs roles, including community outreach specialist for one year. She later worked as a legal office coordinator for the DeKalb County government from 2017-2019.
Huffman also worked as a project manager for Keecha Harris and Associates, a national woman-owned consulting firm located in Birmingham.