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Chambers, Star-Telegram to host mayoral candidate forum

16 Mar 2021 10:51 PM | Anonymous

graphic that says mayoral candidate forumPublished by the City of Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Star-Telegram will host a moderated forum with Fort Worth mayoral candidates from 11 a.m. to noon April 14.

The forum, held virtually on Zoom, will touch on issues facing the business community, including economic development, education and workforce. The panel is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is limited to 500.

“We’re excited to host and hear from our mayoral candidates on policy and plans for the future of our city,” said Brandom Gengelbach, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. “Our new mayor will inherit a hefty agenda that includes assisting the business community get back on its feet after this pandemic. Our goal is to provide a platform that allows them to hear from candidates directly and make informed decisions at the polls.”

Confirmed candidates include City Councilmembers Brian Byrd and Ann Zadeh; Deborah Peoples, chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party; Mattie Parker, Mayor Betsy Price’s former chief of staff; and Daniel Caldwell, educator. Additional candidates will be added as confirmed.

Ryan Rusak, opinion editor at the Star-Telegram, will moderate the forum and ask questions relevant to the business community.

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