Pent, Firestone head to runoff election for Fort Worth City Council District 7 seat

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Zeb Pent, with 32.5% of votes, and Leonard Firestone, with 27.2% of the vote, will face off in a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Unofficial election results on May 1 show Zeb Pent, with 32.5% of votes, and Leonard Firestone, with 27.2% of the vote, will face off in a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Zeb Pent, with 32.5% of votes, and Leonard Firestone, with 27.2% of the vote, will face off in a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect final results.

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Zeb Pent, with 32.5% of votes, and Leonard Firestone, with 27.2% of the vote, will face off in a runoff election on June 5.


Incumbent Dennis Shingleton did not seek re-election. The 10 candidates who sought the vacant spot included Pent, Firestone, Joseph Lockhart Jr., Lee Henderson, Irvin (Tee) Thomas, Connie Cottrell, Morris Curlee Jr., Michele Stepans McNill, Jake Wurman and Miguel Zamora. Pent and Firestone were the two top vote-getters in the May 1 general election.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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