District 2 voters return to the polls June 10 to elect their next council member.
In a field of four candidates, Carlos Flores, 48, and Steve Thornton, 64, won almost 80 percent of the vote combined.
But Flores impressed most in this first round. The lifetime north side resident won 11 of the 13 precincts in District 2, with almost 3,000 voters casting ballots.
Still, it was a close election. Flores garnered 43 percent of the votes to 36 percent for Thornton. Jennifer Treviño finished third with more than 500 votes, and Tony Perez came in fourth.
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Treviño has endorsed Flores, saying she finds common ground on the need for economic development, infrastructure investment and safe neighborhoods.
A challenging landscape awaits the next city official, where an important list of capital projects requires immediate attention, including a comprehensive $175 million master plan and development for the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Flores, with his deep knowledge and understanding of local government, stands ready to serve the residents of District 2. He is someone who will put into productive action his many years of public service.
The Star-Telegram Editorial Board recommends Carlos Flores for Fort Worth City Council District 2.