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.
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.
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.
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.