Meet Your Candidates For Fort Worth Mayor | KERA News

Meet Your Candidates For Fort Worth Mayor

Jan 31, 2019

Three candidates have filed to run for Fort Worth mayor. Potential candidates have until Feb. 15 to file for the May 4 election. Let's meet the candidates.

(Update: James McBride joined the mayoral race after this article's original Jan. 31, 2019, publication date.)

Deborah Peoples
Deborah Peoples
Credit Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Why you know her: Peoples has been Tarrant County Democratic Party chair since 2013. After 34 years with AT&T, she retired as vice president of U-verse Sales. Peoples earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Women's University in Denton.

What she says: “I believe it’s time. Time to stand up for Fort Worth and time to stand up for each other," she said at an event. "We have one chance to get this right. And we need a mayor who will stand up for all of us."

Peoples told NBC 5/KXAS-TV, "What I'm going to campaign on is making sure that we have a government that has vision, that responds to its citizens, that includes its citizens and works on a long-term plan."

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, NBC 5/KXAS-TV and Peoples for the People

Betsy Price

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price
Credit Courtesy

Why you know her: She's the current mayor of Fort Worth, having served eight years in that office. If successful in this election, she would become the longest serving mayor of Fort Worth. After running her own business for 17 years, Price was first elected in 2000 to serve as Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor. She first ran for mayor in 2011.

What she says: "I think there's a lot yet to be done," she told WFAA-TV. "I'd like to continue on a couple more years."

Sources: WFAA, Betsy Price for Mayor