Larry Dale Carpenter Jr., a former county commissioner candidate, is vying for a seat on Tarrant County College board of trustees.

Carpenter, 35, recently filed to run to represent TCC District 4, which includes West Fort Worth, Azle, Haslet, Watauga, North Richland Hills and Haltom City. He is challenging incumbent Bill Greenhill, and joins candidates Jack Reynolds and Laura Forkner Prichett.

Election Day is May 6. Early voting begins April 24 and ends May 2. The last day to register to vote is April 6.

In 2022, Carpenter sought the Republican nomination for Tarrant County Precinct 4 commissioner. He lost the primary race after coming in third in a three-person race that eventually saw Republican Manny Ramirez win the seat.

“The purpose of a community college is to serve the community. It’s vital to the local economy, to develop a skilled workforce and further academic study,” Carpenter’s campaign website states. “Your tax dollars are being foolishly spent by representatives that don’t care that it’s your money.”

Carpenter attended classes at TCC and graduated with a communications degree from Tarleton State University.

The District 5 seat on the TCC board also is slated for the May ballot. Trustees are elected to four-year terms and serve in single-member districts.

Candidates have until Feb. 17 to file for a place on the ballot.

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....