Trustee CJ Evans wants another four years on the Fort Worth ISD school board.

Evans, 45, filed for re-election on Jan. 18. She represents District 5, which covers some of the most western parts of Fort Worth ISD. Election Day is May 6.

“It has been an honor to serve Fort Worth as school board trustee these past four years,” Evans said in a Facebook post. “Today I filed for re-election and commit to continue to focus on improving our elementary reading and middle school math scores.”

A challenger emerged on Jan. 19, when parent Kevin Lynch filed for a spot on the ballot.

Evans was first elected in 2019. She is a lawyer and has been married for nearly two decades. She has four children with her husband.

Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and Spanish from Baylor University and earned a law degree from Regent University.

Fort Worth ISD board members are elected in single-member districts. They serve four-year terms. The seats for Districts 2, 3 and 6 also are slated for the May 6 election.

Candidates have until Feb. 17 to file for a place on the ballot.

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....