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Cheryl Bean for Texas State Representative District 97

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About Texas House District 97

Texas House District 97 is a notable district in the Texas House of Representatives, which includes parts of Tarrant County, located in the Southwest Region of the City of Fort Worth.

Cities within the Texas House District 97 include Benbrook, Crowley, Fort Worth, and White Settlement.

The school districts within Texas House District 97 include portions of Aledo ISD, Burleson ISD, Crowley ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Godley ISD, and White Settlement ISD. 

Members of the Texas House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Texas legislators assume office at the beginning of the legislative session, which starts at noon on the second Tuesday in January in the year after the election.

The yearly salary for the Representative of Texas House District 97 is $7,200 per year, along with a per diem of $221 per day.

Where to Vote

Election Day Location Information

Tarrant County registered voters can vote at any Vote Center location from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Vote Center locations are chosen by the entity holding the election and therefore are not always the same. 

The map below shows both Early Voting and Voting Day locations.

Texas House Member Greg Golman

Current Representative

Craig Goldman

Texas House District 97 has been represented by Craig Goldman since 2013. Representative Goldman has a background in business and politics, having co-run a retail gourmet food and fine wine store in Fort Worth with his father. He’s also worked on various political campaigns at local, state, and national levels. As a fifth-generation Texan and fourth-generation Fort Worth native, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin and is a partner in several real estate investment companies.

In his legislative role, Goldman serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy Resources and is a member of the House Committees on Licensing and Administrative Procedures and Redistricting. ​

District 97 Demographics

189,081

Estimated Population of District 97

132,822

Estimated Eligible Voters in District 97

Voter Information

Early Voting Locations

  • Registered voters are able to vote early at any early voting location within their county of residence. 
  • Finding your local voting location is easy with the Texas Secretary of State’s “My Voter Portal“. All you need to do is input your name, county, date of birth, and zip code.
  • Early voting location availability times vary from location to location, so be sure to check the list before visiting to vote. 

Election Day Voting Locations

  • Tarrant County has published a list of primary election locations organized by zip code. The list can be found here. Voting day locations are open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
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What to Bring To Vote In Person

  • Photo ID

 

The 7 approved forms of photo ID are:

  • Texas Driver License
  • Texas Election ID Certificate
  • Texas Personal ID Card
  • Texas Handgun License
  • US Citizenship Certificate with Photo
  • US Military ID Card
  • US Passport (Book or Card)

If you do not have one of these 7, these other official documents are accepted to allow you to vote, once you have completed the Reasonable Impediment Declaration form:

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Government Check with your Name & Address
  • Government Document with your Name & Address
  • Voter Registration Certificate

To learn more about identification requirements,
please visit the Texas Secretary of State Website.

Political History

The district has a history of Republican representation, with Goldman holding the seat since 2013, preceded by Mark M. Shelton from 2009 to 2013 and Dan Barrett until 2009. In terms of elections, Craig Goldman has had a strong presence in recent years. For instance, he ran unopposed in the Texas House of Representatives District 97 Republican Primary in 2016. In the general elections, he has consistently won with a significant majority. The district’s election history reflects a strong Republican leaning, with Goldman securing a substantial percentage of the votes in each election cycle​.

Legislative Focus

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