Developer and former Fort Worth City Council candidate Paxton Motheral is the latest candidate to throw his hat into the ring for a seat on the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors. 

Motheral, a vice president at Cassco Development Co., did not return phone calls requesting comment on his candidacy. He has served on the boards of several organizations, including Streams & Valleys and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

He ran in 2021 to represent District 7 on the Fort Worth City Council. Motheral later withdrew his candidacy, citing ambiguity in Fort Worth’s charter that could have disqualified him because of his leadership of the Clearfork development, which includes a public-private partnership with the city. Cassco serves as the developer for Clearfork and Riverhills, both located on the former Edwards Ranch property. 

Motheral’s campaign treasurer, Leonard Firestone, went on to win the seat and will not seek re-election this year. 

Motheral is running for one of two at-large seats on the board, which has five seats. Voters select two candidates for the positions, and the top two vote getters win the seats. Board members serve four-year terms. Election Day is May 6. 

Charles “CB” Team and Marty Leonard currently occupy the two seats up for election. Team was appointed to the seat in January after Jim Lane’s death in November. Leonard has indicated her plans to retire this year after 17 years on the board. 

Three candidates have filed for the seats so far: River Oaks Mayor Joe Ashton, Team and Motheral. Candidates have until Feb. 17 to file for a place on the ballot.

Haley Samsel is the environmental reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Her position is supported by a grant from the Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Foundation. Contact her by email or via Twitter.

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