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Claiming she has a conservative record, outgoing Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is running to replace retiring Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. While she didn’t defund the police, taxes have gone up, the city has been identified as a financial “sinkhole,” and her actions last year are similar to Whitley’s in being anti-citizen.

Two days after Whitley announced he would not run for re-election in 2022, Price confirmed she will run in the Republican primary to replace him. Whitley and outgoing Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams are among those who have endorsed her.

“Anyone Whitley recommends as a replacement is not a good option,” True Texas Project CEO Julie McCarty previously told Texas Scorecard.

Price will face former Tarrant County GOP Chair Tim O’Hare and Trevor Buker in the Republican primary. O’Hare has a long list of endorsements, including citizens like McCarty and Yvette DeOtte, and elected officials like U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R–TX), Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn (R), Texas GOP Chair Allen West, and State Rep. Jeff Cason (R–Bedford).

“I have a proven record as a strong, conservative and compassionate leader who brings people together to get things done with a focus not only on what’s best for our county, but also our growing region,” Price stated when announcing her run.

Price’s Record

Unlike the City of Austin, Price and the Fort Worth City Council did not defund the police, they increased funding. However, a number of her other actions last year are similar to Whitley’s in that they were against citizens.

On April 7, 2020, in-person worship was banned in Fort Worth after city council approved an emergency declaration signed by Price. In response to a press inquiry, Councilmember Cary Moon claimed the ban was not present in the language council voted on—something former Councilmember Brian Byrd disputed—and that

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