Candidates seeking a spot on the Dallas City Council have begun applying for a place on the ballot in the May 6 election.

Out of the 15 current City Council members, 13 are up for re-election, and two have reached their eight-year term limit.

Both District 9 incumbent Paula Blackmon, whose district includes Lakewood and parts of Lake Highlands, and District 14 incumbent Paul Ridley, whose district includes parts of East Dallas, have announced that they intend to seek re-election. Attorney and real estate agent Amanda Jean Schulz has applied for a place on the District 14 ballot.

Two candidates, former newspaper publisher Sirrano Baldeo and ​former Community Development Commissioner Brian Hasenbauer, have applied for a place on the District 10 ballot. Current District 10 Council Member Adam McGough, whose district includes much of Lake Highlands, has reached his term limit along with District 3 Council Member Casey Thomas. McGough told Community Impact that he endorses Kathy Stewart, former Uptown Dallas Inc. executive director, who announced plans to run for District 10 but has not yet applied for a place on the ballot as of Feb. 3.

Here are the qualified candidates who have applied for a place on the ballot as of Feb. 3.

District 1

Chad West (incumbent)

District 2

​Jesus Moreno (incumbent)

District 3

​Zarin Gracey

​Joe Lawrence Tave

District 4

​Carolyn King Arnold (incumbent)

District 5

​Jaime Resendez (incumbent)

District 6

​Omar Narvaez (incumbent)

​Tony Carrillo

District 7

​Okema Thomas

District 8

​Tennell Atkins (incumbent)

District 9

Paula Blackmon (incumbent)

District 10

Sirrano Baldeo

​Brian Hasenbauer

District 11

Jaynie Schultz (incumbent)

District 12

​Cara Mendelsohn (incumbent)

District 13


District 14

Paul Ridley (incumbent)

Amanda Schulz​

District 15 (Mayor)

Eric Johnson (incumbent)

Council members are elected to two-year terms, while the mayor is elected to a four-year term. This will be the first council election using new district maps approved June 2022.

The last day to file an application for a place on the City Hall ballot is Feb. 17, according to the city of Dallas website. Write-in candidates have until Feb. 21 to declare candidacy.

Early voting begins April 24 and runs through May 2.

Editors note: This article has been updated to reflect District 9 Council Member Paula Blackmon has filed to run.