BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – On election night, as the citizens of Birmingham awaited a result in the city’s top race, a strong signal of victory came in an unusual form: a dance video posted to Mayor Randall’s Twitter account Woodfin.
The video went viral, garnering thousands of views to date, and while it largely answered the question of who won the mayoral election, it was also the start of another mystery: who is the woman in the video dancing with Birmingham’s top civil servant?
Little dance break before the final results:
“Essence” – the basic nature or most important quality of a person or thing. We all wear something that brings the very nature of who we are! And what better way to express this quality than through dance?! thank’s for @UrsulaDance… pic.twitter.com/DwBNDD39AF
— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) August 25, 2021
The woman in the video is Kendra Morris, multiple sources confirm. Photographs of the two on Morris’ social media date back to at least May.
Morris has been a licensed Birmingham realtor since at least 2018, according to Alabama Real Estate Commission records.
Known as “The Realtor”, her Facebook account lists her as Owner and CEO of Iron City Premier Realty and Owner/Operator of Innovative Financial Solutions, LLC.
Her social media account says she attended Adamsville Minor High School and Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley.
Anthony Chappell, a real estate agent at Keller Williams Vestavia, said he first met Morris in person at an event organized by a third real estate agent in coordination with the mayor.
“She’s been really nice and caring,” Chappell told CBS 42. “A lot of real estate agents find out you’re not recruitable and they don’t recognize you anymore. She wasn’t like that.
Chappell said Morris’s real estate brokerage is quite small, probably less than 20 realtors, but it’s a “close-knit team.”
He said he had previously worked with Morris via social media, collaborating on ways to team up for events in the area.
The Woodfin campaign declined to comment on the nature of the mayor’s relationship with Morris. A campaign source said that “she and the mayor are pretty private.”