Filing deadline passes in Fort Worth, Texas

On Feb. 17, the filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Fort Worth, Texas. Candidates filed for Fort Worth City Council Districts 2-11, as well as for mayor of Fort Worth.

Incumbents Carlos Flores, Michael Crain, Gyna Bivens, Jared Williams, Chris Nettles, Elizabeth Beck, and Alan Blaylock are running for re-election to the city council. Mattie Parker is running for re-election as mayor of Fort Worth.

The general election is scheduled for May 6, 2023. While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party. Fort Worth has a Republican mayor. As of February 2023, 62 mayors in the largest 100 cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors’ affiliations are unknown.

Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas and the 13th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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