Ready or not, races for the May 6 election are officially kicking off.
Jan. 18 was the first day candidates for city councils, school boards and other entities could start filing for their place on the upcoming ballot. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 17.
Fort Worth voters will have a number of decisions to make in May. Here’s a look at what seats are on the ballot.
Fort Worth City Council
Council members represent single-member districts, while the mayor is elected at large. The mayor and council members serve two-year terms. Here are the available seats and their current occupant:
- Mayor: Mattie Parker
- District 2: Carlos Flores
- District 3: Michael Crain
- District 4: Alan Blaylock, who is seeking another term but in District 10.
- District 5: Gyna Bivens
- District 6: Jared Williams
- District 7: Leonard Firestone, who is not seeking a second term.
- District 8: Chris Nettles
- District 9: Elizabeth Beck
- District 10: No one; created during 2021 redistricting.
- District 11: No one; created during 2021 redistricting.
Fort Worth ISD school board
A third of the nine-member Fort Worth ISD school board is up for election. Trustees represent single-member districts and serve four-year terms.
These seats are up for grabs:
- District 2: Tobi Jackson
- District 3: Quinton “Q” Philips
- District 5: CJ Evans
- District 6: Anne Darr
Tarrant County College board of trustees
Two seats on the Tarrant County College District’s seven-member board of trustees are available. Trustees serve four-year terms and are elected from single-member districts.
Here’s who is up for election:
- District 4: Bill Greenhill
- District 5: Leonard Hornsby
Tarrant Regional Water District board
Two at-large seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors will be on the May ballot. Board members serve four-year terms. The board has five seats.
Voters select two candidates for the positions, and the top two vote getters win the seats.
The current seat holders are:
- Marty Leonard, who is retiring after 17 years on the board.
- Charles “CB” Team, who was appointed to fill the seat after board member Jim Lane died in November.
Fort Worth-area school boards
Several other school boards in Fort Worth also plan to have elections. They include:
- The Place 1 and 2 seats on the Castleberry ISD school board are available; trustees serve for three-year terms.
- The Place 6 and 7 seats on the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD school board, which has three-year terms.
- Places 4 and 5 on the Keller ISD school board, which has three-year terms.
- Places 1, 6 and 7 on the HEB ISD school board; trustees serve four-year terms.
- Places 6 and 7 on the White Settlement ISD school board; trustees serve three-year terms.
- Places 1 and 2 on the Crowley ISD school board, which has three-year terms.
Besides Fort Worth, other Tarrant County cities will have elections. They include:
- Arlington City Council: Mayor and Districts 3, 4, 5 and 8.
- Bedford City Council: Places 4 and 6.
- Colleyville City Council: Places 3 and 4.
- Crowley City Council: Places 5 and 6.
- Euless City Council: Mayor, Places 2 and 4.
- Forest Hill City Council: Places 1, 2 and 3.
- Grapevine City Council: Places 5 and 6.
- Haltom City Council: Mayor and Places 1, 2 and 7.
- Haslet City Council: Mayor and Places 2 and 4.
- Hurst City Council: Places 1, 2 and 6.
- Keller City Council: Mayor and Places 5 and 6.
- Kennedale City Council: Mayor and Places 2 and 4.
- North Richland Hills City Council: Places 1, 3, 5 and 7.
- Pantego Town Council: Mayor and Places 4 and 5.
- Richland Hills City Council: Places 1, 2 and 5.
- Saginaw City Council: Places 4 and 6.
- Southlake City Council: Places 1 and 6.
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