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Hendrix wins Ward 6 city council seat

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Residents of Ward Six have a new representative. Tyrone Hendrix says he will be focusing on improving infrastructure, eliminating crime and having positive alternatives for youth.

The small business owner led opponent, Attorney Dennis Sweet IV, throughout much of the evening.

Hendrix received 1,158 votes to Sweet's 985. Two thousand 145 residents cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff. The Jackson city clerk's office reports that there are 20,790 registered voters in Ward 6.

Hendrix and his wife, Ercilla, have two children. He says he will work closely with other council members and look to the mayor for guidance as well.

The 31 year old Sweet thanked Hendrix for running a campaign that put the needs of residents first.

"I think you have to look to the mayor for institutional knowledge," said Hendrix. "He was the city councilman here in Ward Six for five years, and he knows the residents here. He knows the citizens here, and I think it's very important. He can help us out tremendously. We're going directly to the residents of Ward Six to understand the needs and the challenge, but also to share ideas and solutions about moving Ward Six forward."

"I hope that me and Tyrone are good examples of how to run a campaign," said Sweet. "We ran a good clean campaign. So hopefully people will see two young brothers running two clean campaigns that we can be a beacon of hope for the city and we can all move forward."

Hendrix says he wants to begin holding monthly ward meetings to get direction from residents and to stay connected with the community.

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