William McKinley Jackson, a pastor at Samaria Baptist Church, filed to run in District 5 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Four people are officially running for the seat to date — Jackson, Gerardo Sanchez Corona, incumbent Gyna Bivens and Bob Willoughby.
Jackson has a degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University, a master of theology degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and has his doctorate degree from Memphis Theological Seminary.
District 5 includes parts of southeast 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.