Fort Worth, TX

Mayor Mattie Parker seeks re-election in a crowded field in Fort Worth

Tom Handy
Mayor Mattie Parker at the Tarrant Area Food Bank groundbreaking ceremonyPhoto byTwitter

In Fort Worth, the term for mayor is two years as compared to four years in other cities. In June 2021, Republican Mattie Parker was elected as the 45th Mayor of Fort Worth. Now she is up for re-election on May 6, 2023.

Parker is also endorsed by Governor Greg Abbott.

In nearby Dallas, Mayor Eric Johnson is running for re-election and at least one candidate has filed to run as a write-in candidate, Kendal Richardson, who was mentioned in this article here.

As for Mayor Parker, she is facing five other opponents who want her job. The other candidate for mayor are:

  • Christopher Rector - ran in the 2019 race
  • Ken Bowens, Jr.
  • Alyson Kennedy
  • Jennifer Castillo
  • Adrian Devine Smith

Rector is a disabled Veteran and an author. Bowers and Castillo are entrepreneurs. Then, Kennedy is a cashier and Smith is also a Veteran.

With the election two months away, Fort Worth residents need to be registered by Thursday, April 6.

Parker is a licensed attorney and previously served as the Chief of Staff for Fort Worth. Her focus on the City has been on economic development growth, innovative transportation and mobility solutions, building safer communities, and providing quality education opportunities for every student.

On her website she states:

“I am running for Fort Worth Mayor to help every neighborhood in every part of our city thrive and prosper – not one family should be left behind. This starts with positive leadership at City Hall instead of partisan politics, cutting wasteful spending to help reduce property tax rates, supporting strong police and fire services, and growing our economy to provide high-paying jobs.
If you love Fort Worth as much as I do I say ‘Join me!’ Let’s work together to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity for a more prosperous future.”

Here is an interview with Mayor Parker from a year ago.

Do you think Mayor Parker deserves a second term in office?

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