Alabama House District 56

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Alabama State House of Representatives, District 56 includes several communities in Western Jefferson County including Lipscomb, North Johns, most of Bessemer, parts of Birmingham's Brownville community, small sections of Brighton, Hoover and Hueytown, and many unincorporated areas.

District 56 is currently represented by Louise Alexander, who defeated incumbent Lawrence McAdory in the 2014 Democratic primary and Republican Darius Foster and independent candidate Rickey Levins in the 2014 general election.

2009 election

Third-term incumbent Priscilla Dunn resigned when she won a special election for the Alabama Senate District 19 seat left vacant by the criminal conviction of E. B. McClain.

The September 29, 2009 special election to fill her seat drew 2,679 voters to the polls and produced a runoff between Claire Mitchell (1,105 votes, 41%) and Lawrence McAdory (877 votes, 33%). Louise Alexander (359 votes, 13%) and Margie Varner (338 votes, 13%) also ran in the primary. McAdory won the runoff with 1,185 votes to Mitchell's 1,121 (a margin of 64 votes)



  • Norris, Toraine (August 14, 2009) "Four Democrats qualify to run for vacant Alabama House District 56 seat." The Birmingham News
  • Debro, Anita (November 10, 2009) "McAdory wins runoff for Alabama House District 56 seat." The Birmingham News