FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)-Former Fort Worth Mayor and current Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger has endorsed Brian Byrd for Fort Worth Mayor.
“I proudly endorse Dr. Brian Byrd for Mayor of Fort Worth,” Congresswoman Granger said. “With his years of experience in business, medicine and on the City Council, he is the most qualified and is ready to lead our city. He will be a great Mayor and I look forward to working with him.”
Byrd has served District 3 since 2017.
“I am honored to have the support of Congresswoman Kay Granger,” Dr. Byrd said. “She knows all about being Mayor having served as a highly successful Mayor of Fort Worth from 1991-1995. And her role as the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee will continue to be important; our next Mayor needs to be committed to working with her, and I absolutely am.”
Byrd says economic development is a key piece of what he will be doing as mayor. “I want to see the next big idea come out of the entrepreneurs right here in Fort Worth, become a global company and encourage others to do the same. The mayor needs to be someone, in my opinion, with business experience,” he said.
Byrd said he grew up in Fort Worth and remembers when it was just under 400,000 people. Now it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country in the past 8 years.
“My vision for Fort Worth is simple: I want ours to be a city where families can feel safe, grow their dreams into realities and honor our western heritage while embracing growth. I want to make Fort Worth the most attractive city in Texas for high paying, quality jobs. Achieving that goal means keeping property taxes low, making our city business-friendly so more companies will want to invest and bring jobs here, educating and preparing our future workforce, and keeping crime out of our neighborhoods by supporting our law enforcement,” he said.
Byrd will be up against Deborah Peoples, Mike Haynes, Councilmember Ann Zadeh, Chris Rector and Mattie Parker, who served as chief of staff for Betsy Price.
The general election for Mayor and City Council will be held May 1st.