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.