The Rev. Leonard Hornsby is seeking his first full term on the Tarrant County College board of trustees.

Hornsby, 70, recently filed to run for a four-year term representing TCC District 5, which covers south Arlington and Mansfield. Hornsby is an incumbent who was appointed to the seat in 2021 and was elected to fill the remainder of an unexpired term.

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

Hornsby is the executive pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield. He succeeded former trustee Michael Evans, who resigned following his election as Mansfield mayor.

In 2021, Hornsby was in a three-person race that was forced to a runoff. However, the top-vote getter, Sherry McCullouch, withdrew from the runoff leaving Hornsby as the sole candidate.

Hornsby is an Air Force veteran who was stationed in Fort Worth for four years in the 1970s. He attended TCC and earned an associate degree in 1978. He then earned his business administration bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Hornsby also has two master’s degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Hornsby is married to his wife, Darlene, and they have one son.

As of Jan. 31, no one else has filed to run for District 5.

The District 4 seat on the TCC board is slated for the May ballot, too, and has four candidates vying for it. 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....