Static loves the smell of democracy in the morning. As the June 15 runoffs draw near, the drama of the three undecided races is ratcheting up to Ancient Greek levels. Well, maybe not that dramatic. No one will end up marrying their mother or getting shipwrecked after being lured by Sirens. But by Fort Worth political standards, it’s getting good.
One city council and two school district seats are up for grabs, and it looks like the winds of change might be a-blowin’. All three of the incumbents seem to be standing on shaky ground.
In the lone District 5 Fort Worth City Council race, challenger Gyna Bivens netted 80 votes more in the general election than longstanding on-again, off-again council member Frank Moss. The two politicos are squabbling over a range of sexy issues, such as lack of redevelopment and code compliance. That’s right … code compliance. Strap in.