Inside Texas Politics: What the Fort Worth mayoral race could mean for Republicans, Democrats in Texas

The mayor’s runoff next month could be indicative. Those who vote Fort Worth could predict what will happen across the state in next year’s midterm elections.

FORT WORTH, Texas – The city of Fort Worth is at a political crossroads. It is the largest Republican-run city in the state. But Cowtown voted blue in the last two major elections. Two Democrats, former US Representative Beto O’Rourke and President Joe Biden, have won there over the past three years.

The mayor’s runoff next month could be indicative. Those who vote Fort Worth could predict what will happen across the state in next year’s midterm elections.

Candidates Deborah Peoples and Mattie Parker speak to Inside Texas Politics about their vision for the city, as well as key issues such as policing, racing and recovery from the pandemic ahead of the June 5th runoff election.

RELATED: Check out the full interviews with Candidate Mayor Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples in Fort Worth

The people were the top voters – so let’s start with her first.

She was a former executive at AT&T and until 10 days ago was the chairman of the Tarrant County Democratic Party.

The peoples would be the first black mayor of Fort Worth if elected.

Parker is the CEO of a local not-for-profit company. She is also the former chief of staff for outgoing Mayor Betsy Price.

At 37, Parker could become the youngest mayor of any US city if elected.

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