Betsy Price first ran for mayor in 2011 with a vision to raise the bar for the city of Fort Worth. Of course the Fort Worth native wanted to continue work on the basics of any growing city – public safety, mobility, fiscal responsibility and job growth – but as the city’s 44th mayor, she wanted to help ensure a sustainable city for future generations by promoting grass-roots public engagement, supporting healthy lifestyles and championing public education.
She was honored in 2015 to be elected her to a third two-year term, running unopposed.
Betsy has been an active mother and a leader in the Fort Worth community for years, serving on numerous boards, commissions and professional associations. She’ll be quick to say that, prior her public service, one of her favorite community roles was to lead the PTA for Paschal High School and watching bright local youth grow into productive members of the community.
After running her own successful business for 17 years, Betsy turned to public service, and was first elected in 2000 to serve as Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor. As a strong conservative who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, Betsy quickly made her department one of the most efficient in Texas, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
As Mayor, Betsy continues to stack up the wins for Fort Worth as she focuses on four main themes: An Engaged Public, A Fiscally Responsible City, Sustainable Growth and a Health Community.
Betsy graduated from Arlington Heights High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Together with Tom, her husband of 40 years and an insurance agent, Betsy has three adult children, Kathryn, Phillip and Paul. In her spare time, Betsy is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren.