Betsy Price

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Betsy Price
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44th Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas
Assumed office
12 July 2011[1]
Preceded by Mike Moncrief
Personal details
Born October 21, 1949
Political party Republican
Education Arlington Heights High School
Alma mater University of Texas at Arlington

Betsy Price (born October 21, 1949) is a businesswoman and politician, elected as the 44th mayor of Fort Worth, Texas on June 18, 2011, in a nonpartisan race.[2] She was elected for a third consecutive term, unopposed, in 2015. A Republican, she previously served 2½ terms as the elected Tarrant County tax assessor-collector, from 2001 to 2011.

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Price was born in Fort Worth, Texas and attended local public schools. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

She ran her own business for 17 years, and became active in community affairs. Price served on numerous boards, commissions, and professional associations.

Active in the Republican Party, Price turned to public service and ran for office in 2000 for the position of Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor. She was elected. In 2011 she ran for mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, winning a run-off election against Lane in the non-partisan contest.[2] She succeeded Mike Moncrief. She was elected to a third consecutive term in 2015, running unopposed.

In April 2016 Price announced her support for several measures to change the city charter: the most important propose increasing the number of seats from 8 to 10, increasing the term of office from 2 years to 3 years, raising the pay of the council, and determining how to fill a vacant council seat.[3]

She has been married to Tom Price, an insurance agent, for more than 40 years. They have three adult children, Kathryn, Phillip and Paul.

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