Christopher Johnson, an entrepreneur, has filed to run in District 11 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Three people are officially running for the seat to date — Johnson, Rick Herring and Tara Maldanado Wilson. The filing deadline is Feb. 17.

Johnson previously ran in District 8 in 2021. He is vice president of the Poly Heights Neighborhood Association. 

“I have a passion for the community and I want to work with the other stakeholders in the community to make our neighborhood successful, vibrant and attractive,” Johnson previously told the Report. 

The newly-drawn district includes parts of east Fort Worth with an arm that extends into south-central Fort Worth.

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 may 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...