A second candidate is challenging an incumbent Fort Worth ISD school board member.

Fort Worth resident Josh Yoder filed Feb. 17 to run for the District 5 seat on the Fort Worth ISD school board. He joins Kevin Lynch in trying to deny trustee CJ Evans a second term.

Election Day is May 6. The last day to register to vote is April 6. Early voting is April 24 to May 2.

District 5 covers some of the most western parts of Fort Worth ISD and includes Tanglewood Elementary, William Monnig Middle School and Arlington Heights High School.

Yoder, 35, has lived in District 5 for a decade, according to his campaign paperwork. 

Yoder, a managing director, faces two candidates with plenty of cash in their coffers. Lynch has nearly $18,000 in his savings account, while Evans has almost $5,000, according to their most recent campaign finance reports.

Fort Worth ISD board members are elected in single-member districts. They serve four-year terms. The seats for Districts 2, 3 and 6 also are slated for the May 6 election.

Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise journalist for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at jacob.sanchez@fortworthreport.org or via Twitter. 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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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....