Tonya Carter, a Como resident and former candidate for District 3, has filed to run in District 6 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Three people are now running for the seat — incumbent Jared Williams, Italia De La Cruz, and Carter.
Carter lists her occupation as customer service on her campaign filing and runs a Facebook page called Como Action News Today. Como was moved from District 3 to District 6 as a result of redistricting in 2022.
“I know how to take a little bit of nothing and turn it into a whole lot of something,” Carter said on a Facebook live video. “That’s what qualifies me for District 6.”
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 on the council 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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