Alyson Kennedy, a cashier and political activist, filed to run for Fort Worth mayor. 

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

Kennedy has previously run for mayor of Dallas in 2019 and several presidential elections. Kennedy is a member of the Socialist Workers Party.

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. 

Newly created 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 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...