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On Saturday, Fort Worth Will Elect A New Mayor For The First Time In A Decade

composite headshots of Deborah Peoples and Mattie Parker
Keren Carrión

Fort Worth is about to elect a new mayor for the first time in a decade.

The initially crowded field has been whittled down to two candidates -- Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples.

Voters will make their final decision in the runoff election on Saturday.

KERA's Justin Martin and Miranda Suarez break down what’s at stake.

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Miranda Suarez is KERA’s Tarrant County accountability reporter. Before coming to North Texas, she was the Lee Ester News Fellow at Wisconsin Public Radio, where she covered statewide news from the capital city of Madison. Miranda is originally from Massachusetts and started her public radio career at WBUR in Boston.