Italia De La Cruz, a self-employed small business owner, has filed to run in District 6 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Including incumbent Jared Williams, is also officially running for the seat. Filing deadline is Feb. 17.

“Fort Worth needs to prioritize what makes sense for the average citizen,” De La Cruz said in an announcement on Facebook. “Let’s restore our quality of life, let’s lower taxes, support small businesses, and limit the overreach of city government.”

De La Cruz is a small business owner, immigrant, and mother, according to her Facebook. 

District 6 includes parts of southcentral 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 can register to vote in the upcoming municipal election here.

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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...