AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement congratulating Deborah Peoples on winning the most votes and advancing to the runoff election for Fort Worth mayor:
“I send my warmest congratulations to Deborah Peoples on her first-place victory in Fort Worth’s mayoral election today. Fort Worth could not choose a better leader to represent this great city, and I look forward to supporting Deborah every step of the way as we look toward her runoff election. Deborah leads with vision, compassion, and integrity, and I look forward to seeing the progress she will create on behalf of Fort Worth residents when elected.
“As a business leader and longtime Chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, Deborah has worked every day to build a better Texas for all of us. She is a gifted leader who brings people together at every opportunity, and I know that as mayor, she will help build a stronger, more united Fort Worth. Deborah is focused on tackling the most important issues Texans are facing — from fixing our broken criminal justice system to caring for our seniors.
“Deborah’s success tonight is a testament to the groundswell of Democratic power rising up across our state. Her leadership flipped Tarrant County blue in the 2020 presidential election for the first time in recent memory, and that same organizing and dedication has propelled her to today’s victory. We will send Deborah to another victory in her runoff election, and we will continue fighting to elect Democratic champions who put people first.”
Tarrant County Democratic Party Chair and Fort Worth Mayoral Candidate Deborah Peoples issued the following statement:
“I am grateful to have the support of Chair Hinojosa. Fort Worth’s success is success for our state as a whole, and I am ready to use my 30 years of executive experience and lifetime of service to the community to lead us out of crisis.”