Mar’Tayshia James is running for the district 3 spot on the Fort Worth ISD school board. (Submitted photo | Facebook)

Mar’Tayshia James is entering the race for the Fort Worth ISD school board District 3 spot. She faces incumbent Quinton Phillips, who was elected in 2019, and Valeria Nevárez. 

The former city council candidate is president of the Echo Heights Environmental Coalition. James, 27, is a counselor restorative and has lived in the district for 18 years, according to her campaign filing.

She posted a screenshot of the district website after she filed with the caption, “It is officially official.”

She ran for city council District 5 in May 2021 and lost to Gyna Bivens.

Election Day is May 6 and early voting starts April 24.

Fort Worth ISD board members are elected in single-member districts. They serve four-year terms. The seats for Districts 2, 5 and 6 also are set for the election.

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

Kristen Barton is an education reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Kristen Barton is an education reporter for the Fort Worth Report. She has previous experience in education reporting for her hometown paper, the Longview News-Journal and her college paper, The Daily...