Carlos Flores, an engineer by trade, filed for reelection in District 2 on Fort Worth City Council. 

Flores is the incumbent in the seat, and the only one who has filed so far. He first took office in 2017, and has successfully run for re-election in each following election. 

“I am ready and energized to continue serving as your city council member,” Flores wrote in a tweet announcing his candidacy. “I am humbled by the overwhelming support from you and across District 2 and the city.”

In a longer announcement posted to Facebook, Flores highlighted his achievements while on council, including voting to hire more police and firefighters and supporting investment in Northside and Historic Marine’s streets and sidewalks. 

He serves on the North Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation Council.

Municipal elections are coming up. Here are some key dates:

Jan. 18: Candidates began filing
Feb. 17: Last day for candidates to file
April 6: Last day to register to vote
April 24: Early voting begins 
May 2: Early voting ends 
May 6: Election Day

Candidates across all 11 districts will vie for a seat at the dias May 6. Of the nine incumbents, five have filed for reelection so far. 

Two districts — 10 and 11 — will be filled for the first time, after the City Council passed a redistricting map to establish them. 
You can register to vote in the upcoming municipal election here.

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Emily WolfGovernment Accountability Reporter

Emily Wolf is a local government accountability reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Originally from Round Rock, Texas, she spent several years at the University of Missouri-Columbia majoring in investigative...