Reverend Kenneth Braxton, Pastor Jack Crane, Dr. Michael "M.A." Bell,
and Reverend Kiev Tatum Endorse Wallace Bridges
Fort Worth, TX - Members of the clergy in Fort Worth joined the growing community support for Wallace Bridges campaign for the special election to fill the vacancy on the Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Education in District 4. Today Fort Worth community leaders and clergy Reverend Kenneth Braxton, Pastor Jack Crane, Dr. Michael "M.A." Bell, and Reverend Kiev Tatum announced their endorsement of Wallace Bridges.
“I am very proud that Reverend Braxton, Pastor Crane, Dr. Bell, and Reverend Tatum have endorsed me for this special election to fill the vacancy in District 4. To have the support of proven community leaders demonstrates that our campaign message on the need to have a school board member who will focus on dramatically improving the education opportunities of our children is resonating throughout the community” said Mr. Bridges.
Mr. Bridges is running in the special election to fill the vacancy on the Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Education District 4 that was created with the unfortunate passing of former Board Member Daphne Brookins. Mr. Bridges has lived in the Historic Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth since 1997 and has worked as a community organizer focusing on youth for decades. Last week Fort Worth City Councilmembers Chris Nettles and Jared Williams announced their endorsements of Wallace.
“I believe the community understands the serious issues our schools in District 4 face in ensuring that our children receive a quality education. The ongoing deficiencies in our students reading at grade level and being proficient in math has to be addressed. This can only be done by our community coming together and being committed to ensuring our children thrive in our schools. Our public schools have always been the foundation for the American Dream, and our children deserve to have the opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. I am dedicated to ensuring that we address the serious education issues that the students in District 4 continue to face” concluded Mr. Bridges.
About Wallace Bridges
Wallace Bridges is a proven grassroots community leader who has spent his life advocating for the needs and wellbeing of youth across Fort Worth. His work has focused on building community-based mentoring programs that engage our youth and inspire them to become the next generation of impactful leaders our community will need to create positive change.
Wallace has served in many leadership positions throughout his career. He started his purpose-driven community work as the Community Service Director at Bethlehem United Community Center. He oversaw the building of a robust youth program that would grow to provide services to 120 youth. He currently serves as an outreach program coordinator for a community non-profit organization where he provides youth intervention services during times of crisis.
Wallace has also served Fort Worth by volunteering for many community-based organizations. He serves as the President of the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association and as the neighborhood representative for the Fort Worth Community Action Partnership.
Wallace’s dedication and work has been recognized by many community leaders and organizations. He is a powerful mentor and change agent whose main concern is inspiring and empowering every young person to take charge of their own future and rise above the expectations of their circumstances.
Wallace was born in New Orleans and has spent the last 29 years in Fort Worth. He is married and has 4 children.
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