AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the results of the Fort Worth mayoral election:
“Deborah Peoples fought a strong campaign, and I thank her for stepping forward to offer Fort Worth her powerful leadership and true commitment to building a better future for Texas’ fifth largest city. While we didn’t make it over the line tonight, the historic turnout in today’s elections shows the groundswell of Democratic energy that is rising in Fort Worth and across the state. Texans came out in high numbers today to vote against the failures of Texas Republicans, and to demand the leadership they deserve.
“To everyone who added their support in our push to elect a proven leader and the first Black mayor of Fort Worth, thank you for your hard work to bring change and progress that all Fort Worth communities can share in. From registering voters to defending voting rights, Texas Democrats will keep organizing to defeat Texas Republicans and fighting like hell for Texas’ future.”
Chair Deborah Peoples issued the following statement:
“From the beginning, this campaign has been about building One Fort Worth. While one night’s results may not have been what we wanted, the historic turnout sent a clear message that voters are crying out for leaders who accept Texans of all backgrounds, races, and walks of life. I will continue the fight to give more communities a seat at the table, expand prosperity to all our neighborhoods, and elect leaders who truly represent all the people.”