Espino, Lane enter Fort Worth council race

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FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth's north-side City Council District 2 went from having no candidates on the May 11 ballot to a contested race within hours Friday.

Incumbent Councilman Sal Espino announced Friday night on his Facebook page that he's running again and will file his candidacy papers Monday. His announcement came after former Councilman Jim Lane, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Betsy Price in 2011, filed his papers to run for District 2.

"After careful reflection, my family and I have decided to run another campaign for re-election to the FW City Council," Espino said. "I am in and will file Monday morning. Appreciate the support! We look forward to running a strong campaign to continue to serve our wonderful city!"

District 2 was the last of the Fort Worth council seats to have no candidates.

All other incumbents filed for re-election on the first day of filing a week and a half ago. Filing closes March 1. Other contested races: District 4 incumbent Danny Scarth and challenger Paul Gardner; and District 5 incumbent Frank Moss and challenger John Tunmire. Gyna Bivens has filed her campaign treasurer's report for District 5, but hasn't filed papers establishing her candidacy.

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