Fort Worth holding special election to fill unexpired District 4 City Council term

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Whoever is elected to replace District 4 Council Member Cary Moon will serve the remainder of his term, which will expire in May 2023. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Whoever is elected to replace District 4 Council Member Cary Moon will serve the remainder of his term, which will expire in May 2023. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Worth is holding a special election to fill the unexpired District 4 City Council term as part of the May 7 election.

At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Fort Worth City Council voted to call a bond election as well as a special election to fill the District 4 seat. Council also approved putting 13 proposed city charter amendments on the ballot. District 4 includes the northeast Fort Worth area.

District 4 Council Member Cary Moon is stepping down from that seat to run for state legislative office. Moon was first elected to his spot on City Council in 2015.

Whoever is elected to replace Moon on council will serve until the term expires with the May 2023 election, according to city documents.

As of 11 a.m. Feb. 16, candidates Alan Blaylock and Tara Wilson have filed to run for the seat, according to Fort Worth’s website. Blaylock is retired and has lived in the district for more than 15 years, according to his filing. Wilson is a registered nurse who has lived in the district for more than three years, her filing states.


The first day candidates for District 4 could begin filing was Feb. 4. The deadline to file to run for the council seat is 5 p.m. March 7, according to the city’s candidate filing packet.

The last day to register to vote for the May 7 election is April 7, according to the state's election calendar. In-person early voting will be April 25-May 3. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 26.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.