Jennifer Castillo, an entrepreneur and realtor, filed to run for Fort Worth mayor. 

Two people are now running for the seat — Castillo and Alyson Kennedy. Mayor Mattie Parker has not yet filed to run for reelection at the time of publication.

Castillo runs a real estate company, Money Hause, and a mortgage-focused counterpart, Money Inc. She recently received a full-time scholarship from the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to attend the TCU Neeley School of Business.

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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Rachel BehrndtGovernment Accountability Reporter

Rachel Behrndt is a government accountability reporter for the Fort Worth Report in collaboration with KERA. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri where she majored in Journalism and Political...