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Emotional swearing in for Tyrone Hendrix

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The room was packed this morning as new representative for Ward 6, Tyrone Hendrix, was sworn in.
Tears were shed during his thank you speech as he dedicated the day to his mother who died when he was 13 years old.

His wife, Ercilla and his two children were also there. 

About two weeks ago, Hendrix beat his opponent, Attorney Dennis Sweet IV,  by 173 votes in the runoff election.

Hendrix was proud of the way he ran his campaign. It was so positive, even his opponent didn't hold any grudges. 

Dennis Sweet said, at the time, "I hope that me and Tyrone are good examples of how to run a campaign. 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 will have a lot on his plate. He's promised to improve the infrastructure of roads, work on eliminating crime in the community, and create some positive alternatives for youth.

He also spoke, this morning, about wanting to bring unity to the community, and that he will be looking to the mayor and other council members for guidance.

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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