Alan Blaylock, the current District 4 council member, has filed to run in District 10 on Fort Worth’s City Council. Blaylock is the only person who has filed to run for the seat to date. Filing deadline is Feb. 17.
Blaylock must vacate his District 4 seat and run in District 10 after last year’s redistricting changed the district where he lives. While representing District 4, he has been a vocal proponent for increased funding for public safety.
He also ran on a platform of lowering property taxes, which he pushed the council to do in September. Ultimately, the tax rate was lowered, but not as far as he would have liked.
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 dias May 6. Of the nine incumbents, five 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.