Chris Reed, a software developer, filed to run in District 9 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Three people, Reed, Jason Pena and incumbent Elizabeth Beck are officially running for the seat. 

This is Reed’s first time seeking office. Reed previously created a petition urging the city to save a 50-meter swimming pool in Forest Park. 

“The demolition of neighborhood pools is symptomatic of a culture in Fort Worth City Hall that has been so cost-conscious,” Reed previously told the Fort Worth Report. 

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 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...