Ricardo Avitia, a community activist and co-founder of Hemphill No Se Vende, filed to run in District 11 on Fort Worth’s City Council. 

Five people, Avitia, Christopher Johnson, Cristal Galvan, Tara Maldonado-Wilson and Rick Herring are officially running for the seat. 

Avitia has previously run for District 9. He recently advocated against a project that would bring 24 two-story townhomes to the Hemphill corridor. 

Avitia previously campaigned in District 9 with the message “I believe, together we are stronger.”

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 in Fort Worth will vie for a seat at the dais 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...