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Sylvia Swayne announces campaign for House District 55

Swayne, 26, is a first-time candidate in the Democratic Party.

Sylvia Swayne

Sylvia Swayne, resident of Highland Park, announced that she is running for House Representative in District 55. “With a strong belief in the power of Alabama’s diverse citizens, Swayne seeks to bring a fresh perspective and a commitment to community collaboration within the state legislature,” her campaign stated.

“Working together as a community is the path towards a better future full of opportunities for Alabama citizens of all backgrounds,” Swayne said. “We have to change the conversation from one of division to one of unity, or we will continue to see our state legislature disenfranchise more and more people and waste taxpayer dollars.”

Swayne, 26, is a first-time candidate in the Democratic Party. She added, “I believe in the everyday Alabamian. The people of Alabama made me the woman I am proud to be today.” Swayne’s platform “prioritizes protecting citizens’ right to vote, supporting the economy for both small businesses and job seekers, and investing in resources that improve safety and quality of life, such as public education, transit, and community-led initiatives.”

Patricia Todd, former Representative of House District 54, spoke of her support for Swayne, remarking, “She is a great candidate running for the right reasons. She brings a new perspective to Alabama politics, ready to address the attacks on multiple groups of people in Alabama.” 

Born and raised in Alabama, Sylvia attended the University of Alabama, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee. Currently, she works in the tech industry, managing quality assurance analysts.  

“Swayne’s candidacy also represents a historic moment in Alabama politics. She is the first openly transgender woman to run for state office; however, her identity is only part of her story. Instead, she asserts that her commitment to working alongside the diverse communities of District 55 and her vision for the future set her candidacy apart,” stated the campaign.

The primary election date is September 26, 2023. For more information on Sylvia Swayne and her campaign, please visit

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