The filing period is officially under way for municipal elections in Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities across North Texas. Those who’ve already filed this morning include openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, who held his campaign kickoff on Friday night and is seeking re-election to his District 9 seat. Burns is running for a second full two-year term on the council, after first being elected in 2007 when Wendy Davis stepped down to run for state Senate. Below is a press release that just came across from Burns’ campaign. We’ll keep you posted on other filings of significant LGBT interest throughout the day.