Fort Worth, TX - 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 continues to grow. Today Fort Worth City Councilmembers Chris Nettles and Jared Williams announced their endorsement of Wallace Bridges.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement and support of Councilmembers Nettles and Williams. They are important voices in our community and having their support demonstrates that our campaign message on the need to have a school board member who will focus on the education needs of our children is resonating” 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 Boardmember 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.
“I look forward to continuing to talk to my neighbors across District 4 and hear from them their concerns, hopes, and expectations for our Fort Worth 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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