Deborah Peoples

Mayor of Fort Worth, TX

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Position Sought

Mayor of Fort Worth, TX

Current Position

Chair, Tarrant County Democratic Party

Date of General Election

June 5, 2021


Higher Heights for America was proud to endorse Deborah Peoples for Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas.

Deborah Peoples was born and raised during a time of great change for Fort Worth and America. Participating in the Civil Rights movement and peacefully marching for justice inspired Deborah to fight for what’s right at an early age, and she’ll continue that fight as Mayor of Fort Worth.

Deborah’s courage in her convictions led her to excel in school. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Deborah’s business credentials make her stand out in this race.

A trailblazer in business, Deborah worked her way up at AT&T to eventually become a Vice President in charge of growing revenue across nearly half the country. She is poised to use this executive experience to help bring new businesses and good-paying jobs to Fort Worth.

While working, Deborah started a family and deepened her relationships in her church community. Compassion and conviction guided Deborah’s relationships with her loved ones and her faith, and those same values will influence her leadership of Fort Worth in this time of crisis.

After retiring from a three-decade career as a successful executive, Deborah redoubled her commitment to positive change by serving as Chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party. During her tenure, the county reached new heights of voter registration and civic engagement.

This was an extraordinary moment in Fort Worth’s history. The public health crisis has worsened long-standing issues in our economic system, our criminal justice system, and the very fabric of our polite society. Deborah’s lived experiences marching for justice, leading in business, and bringing people of all backgrounds together fuel her historic campaign to unite the city into One Fort Worth.