Wednesday afternoon Dr. Brian Byrd announced his candidacy for re-election in District 3 on the Fort Worth City Council. Byrd was first elected to office on May 6, 2017.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term and look forward to serving again,” Byrd said. “There is still much to do in regards to economic development, crime diminishment, Las Vegas Trail revitalization, and race relations, and I am eager to continue working.”
Byrd moved to the city as a second-grader in 1977 when his parents, Bill and Judie Byrd, purchased a chocolate factory known as The Sweet Shop. Over almost two decades they grew it to one of the larger chocolate factories in America.
Byrd has a bachelors degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He graduated from medical school at the UT Health Sciences Center and completed his residency work in family medicine in Waco.
During his junior year Byrd injured his knee playing basketball and, after having surgery, he spent the summer learning about medicine, subsequently changing the course of his career.
He and wife Stephanie, who has a law degree from St. Mary’s, moved back to Fort Worth in 2001. He then opened Texas Family Medicine, and in 2008 started Texas Hospice, which now has branches in Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Antonio. He sold Texas Hospice in 2013 to Encompass Home Health and Hospice and has stayed on as an Associate Medical Director.
He and Stephanie have three children, Allison, 17; Austin, 14; and Wyatt, 11.
Election day May 4, 2019, where all city council seats will be up for election.
Filings for candidates will be accepted from Jan. 16 through Feb. 15 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the city secretary’s office.
Applications can be filed in person or sent by mail to:
City of Fort Worth City Hall
City Secretary’s Office, Third Floor
200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102