Jared Williams, a nonprofit executive and incumbent City Council member, has filed to run again in District 6. There are two candidates officially running for the seat to date — Williams and Italia De La Cruz. The filing deadline is Feb. 17.

“I am so incredibly humbled and proud of the progress that we’ve made together,” Williams announced on Facebook. “We’ve accomplished so much and we know that we still have more work to do. So for the next few months I hope to earn your vote. I hope to earn your support.”

Williams earned a doctorate in environmental science & science education from the University of North Texas. He is vice president of advocacy at Tarrant Area Food Bank

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 may 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...