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Fort Worth Police Officers Association endorses Michael D. Crain for City Council

Updated: Jan 31

Fort Worth Police Officers Association has announced their endorsement of Michael D. Crain for City Council. Crain is seeking election after incumbent Councilman Brian Byrd has announced his intention to run for mayor and will not be seeking re-election. District 3 is located in Southwest Fort Worth and stretches from the TCU campus south to Mira Vista and as far west as Walsh.

“We are excited to endorse Michael D. Crain for City Council,” said Manny Ramirez, President of FWPOA. “Michael has a good grasp of the issues facing our city and will be a strong advocate for lower crime and protecting citizens. We trust him to act in the best interests of Fort Worth residents and families.”

“I am honored to have the support of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association,” Crain said. “In my work with city government, I have always championed the efforts of our police to make Fort Worth safer for all our residents. With the recent selection of a new police chief and as the organization actively recruits for the best and the brightest, I look forward to continuing to work with them on the City Council.”

Crain is a partner of Northern Crain Realty, former Chief of Staff at the United States Embassy in Beijing under President George W. Bush and former international trade consultant. He has served at local, state and federal levels of government including roles with former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr, Congressman Pete Geren, and Congresswoman Kay Granger. For the last 4 years, Crain has served as the District 3 Director for Councilman Byrd.

Crain is also actively involved in the community serving on the boards of Fort Worth Sister Cities International, LVT Rise, The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival, The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever and The Texas Lyceum. Michael and his wife Joanna founded Foodie Philanthropy, which partners with area restaurants to raise funds supporting local non-profits.

Michael and Joanna live in the Tanglewood area. They have twin twelve-year-olds, Mackaylee and Mackenzie, who attend Trinity Valley School and five-year-old, Ainsley, who attends Overton Park Elementary. They are members of 7 City Church on West Lancaster.

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