Meet Alvin Byrd

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Alvin Byrd was born and raised in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood and attended the Texas public school system - Wheatley High School and Texas Southern University, respectively. The son of a shoemaker, Alvin valiantly served in the United States Navy becoming a skilled shipbuilder, leading him to become an active member of labor unions like the Pipefitters Union and Iron Workers Union.

In his stellar public service career of over 30 years, Alvin started his journey as a sanitation worker and worked his way up the ladder to become chief of staff for two Houston City Council Members: Jarvis Johnson (District B) and Richard Nguyen (District F). Alvin is engaged to his best friend Sandra; they enjoy spending time with their beautiful children and grandkids.

Alvin believes the role of government is serve all people and ensure every Houstonian enjoys the basic freedoms and rights as their neighbor. As a civic leader, he has dedicated his life to providing quality and accessible services and programs that will enhance the lives of the people of Houston, fighting for reforms that will benefit all, and ensuring District B residents can achieve their full potential. Because of his proven track record as a trusted fighter, Alvin Byrd is by far the most experienced candidate to lead District B to a bright and promising future.

On November 5, 2019, elect Alvin Byrd as your next Council Member for District B. Together we will move District B forward! #ExperienceMatters


Leadership Experience (Past & Present)

  • Veteran - United States Navy

  • Refuse Laborer - City of Houston Solid Waste Department

  • Community Outreach Coordinator - City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods

  • Chief of Staff - Houston City Council Member Jarvis Johnson

  • Chief of Staff - Houston City Council Member Richard Nguyen

  • President - Greater Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood Council

  • Member - American Red Cross Northeast Branch

  • Chair - Fifth Ward Weed and Seed Initiative Steering Committee

  • Vice Chair - Mayor Lee Brown’s Commission for People with Disabilities

  • Vice Chair - Atherton Elementary Site Decision Making Committee

  • SDMC Member - Mickey Leland College Prep Academy for Young Men

  • Member - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

  • Employment Specialist - Career and Recovery Resources

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