For the first time in 12 years, Fort Worth is electing a new mayor. From major policy to council interaction, how will the voters’ decisions impact Fort Worth’s future?
Fort Worth, the 13th most populous city in the nation, is getting a new mayor for the first time in 10 years. The mayor will decide if the city’s growth benefits all or deepens the pockets of poverty.
Federal funding didn’t flow to the flood control project during Mayor Betsy Price’s tenure, but she says she whipped the city into physical and financial shape.
Texas makes the names, dates of birth and addresses of registered voters public as do many other states. One political scientist explains that is strategic.
Fort Worth’s municipal elections are nonpartisan officially, but experts say it was partisanship and the campaigns’ efforts to reach people in person that boosted the mayoral race’s visibility and increased […]
The leading Mayoral Contenders
Although Zadeh is prepared to be mayor, at least on paper, the Council member must break out of a crowded field of 10 candidates who want to succeed Betsy Price as the leader of the nation’s 13th-largest city.
Parker is running a campaign that she says recognizes the need to be more inclusive and bring more diverse voices into decision-making to bridge the city’s racial divide while also not straying too far from Fort Worth’s moderate politics.
The councilman said he’s honored Fort Worth’s history and managed its economic aspirations. Now, he wants to do that as mayor.
Tarrant County Democratic Chair is mounting a potentially history-making campaign following a close call just two years ago.
Other mayoral candidates
Mayoral candidate Daniel Caldwell says the top two priorities facing Fort Worth are stewardship of the city resources, namely managing the city budget, and responding to concerns, requests for assistance, and suggestions of constituents.
Our conservative values being lost is the No. 1 issue facing the city of Fort Worth, said Steve Penate, candidate for mayor.
The contenders will face off at noon May 18. Both nonprofit, nonpartisan news organizations will stream the debate live at KERANews.org and FortWorthReport.org and on their Facebook pages.
Four seats on the Tarrant County College board of trustees are on the May 1 ballot.
Six new City Council members have breathed life into the commission that has long been a goal of advocates of equitable representation in Fort Worth.
Mattie Parker succeeded her one-time boss Betsy Price on Saturday to become mayor of the 12th-largest city in the country.
A recent debate offered insight into how the candidates would deal with a state Legislature increasingly hostile to big cities.
What do Latinos want from Fort Worth’s next mayor, leaders? ‘They don’t necessarily have to look like us, but be an ally.’
Only one Latino sits on City Council despite a growing Latino population in Fort Worth. They’re pushing for more representation.
In addition to a years-long debate about how to draw City Council lines in Fort Worth, there’s also an ongoing debate about where to draw them. People of color say that the lines should be drawn in such a way that they get the representation they’re entitled to while people in the northern part of the city say the lines should reflect the growth there.
Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray is making the case for another term in office while her challenger, Chris Nettles, is arguing for a change in leadership.
No matter the outcome of the run-off election next month, Fort Worth mayoral candidates Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples committed themselves to help the community navigate through the high-profile trial of a former police officer charged with murdering a Black resident.
Residents in large swaths of Fort Worth do not yet know who will represent them on City Council, so the Report tried to find out as much as possible about the contenders.
Fort Worth and several surrounding cities and school districts have run offs June 5. Here’s when and where you can vote early.
Jake Ellzey and Susan Wright are touting their experience providing constituent services.
Setting up municipal elections is a more complicated process than county-run elections, according to a local election official.
Mayoral Candidates Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples likely will barrage Fort Worth residents with reminders to vote June 5.
A recent mailer from Fort Worth firefighters supported Mattie Parker for mayor, but it wasn’t required to be in her most recent campaign finance report.
Harsh campaign strategies are turning heads in the race for Fort Worth mayor, a nonpartisan office usually devoid of attacks more commonly seen in state and national races.
More than $1.1 million has flowed into the Fort Worth mayoral campaign. A political scientist expects even more money in this rare open race.
There will be at least four new faces on council as it must steer the city toward a constructive recovery following the economic and health turmoil of the 2020 pandemic.
fort worth independent school district
Five Fort Worth ISD school board seats are on the ballot this year. Voters could decide to send up to four new trustees.