Teresa Ramirez Gonzalez, an active community volunteer, filed to run in District 4 on Fort Worth’s City Council. 

Gonzales is the only person running for the seat as of Jan. 23, as the current incumbent, Alan Blaylock, has filed to run in District 10. 

Gonzalez describes herself as a Christian conservative with over 25 years of experience in community outreach on her campaign website

She has served with the Fort Worth Police Department, Neighborhood Crime Watch Program as a volunteer for over five years and is a member of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Steering Committee. She also volunteers with Aspire to help kids with academic assistance, college and workforce readiness.

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...