Peoples, Parker head to runoff election for Fort Worth mayor

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Deborah Peoples, with 33.3% of the vote, and Mattie Parker, with 30.9% of the vote. They will head to a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Unofficial election results on May 1 show Deborah Peoples, with 33.3% of the vote, and Mattie Parker, with 30.9% of the vote. They will head to a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Deborah Peoples, with 33.3% of the vote, and Mattie Parker, with 30.9% of the vote. They will head to a runoff election on June 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect final results.

Unofficial election results on May 1 show Deborah Peoples, with 33.3% of the vote, and Mattie Parker, with 30.9% of the vote. They will head to a runoff election on June 5.


Mayor Betsy Price has served since 2011 but decided to not seek another term. The 10 candidates who sought to be the new mayor also included W. Brian Byrd, Mike Haynes, Chris Rector, Ann Zadeh, Mylene George, Cedric C. Kanyinda, Steve Penate and Daniel "DC" Caldwell.

For the latest results on this and other races, visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.