Jeanette Martinez, an executive administrator for County Commissioner Roy Brooks, filed to run in District 11 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Five people, Martinez, Christopher Johnson, Ricardo Avitia, Rick Herring and Tara Maldonado Wilson are officially running for the seat. 

Martinez holds leadership positions in several local nonprofits according to her Linkedin profile,  including Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Inc., Pathfinders and is state treasurer for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. 

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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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...