Charles Lauersdorf, a business owner, filed to run in District 4 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Two people so far — Lauersdorf and Teresa Ramirez Gonzalez — are officially running for the seat. 

Lauersdorf is the founder of Realty Pro Shots, which produces media for real estate listings. He is also a senior intelligence analyst in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, according to his Linkedin profile. 

He graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from TCU in 2019. Lauersdorf served nine years as an active duty Marine and was deployed five times. 

“The first responsibility of government is to keep families safe. With violent crime on the rise nationally, we must make Fort Worth crime-free,” Lauersdorf said in a press release. “On Council, my goal is to make sure every Fort Worth resident is safe; I will prioritize policies that strengthen public safety and the safety of our first responders.”

In 2018, he ran for the Texas House of Representatives in District 113, losing in the Republican primary. 

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, eight 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

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Rachel BehrndtGovernment Accountability Reporter

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...