Cathy Hirt Not Ready To Endorse Mayor
Fresh off her third-place finish in this weekend’s mayoral election, Cathy Hirt isn’t quick to endorse either Jim Lane or Betsy Price.
The runoff election is June 18.
“I’m not prepared to make a decision about endorsements at this point,” Hirt said today.
She’s received calls from local firefighters asking her to endorse their favorite candidate, Lane.
Price appears to be the frontrunner, as she nabbed 43 percent of the vote compared to Lane’s 26 percent.
One thing is certain to Hirt — the majority of Fort Worth voters wanted to protect the status quo rather than solicit change at city hall. Hirt’s campaign embraced a fiscally conservative approach to Trinity River Vision and city retirement benefits, and a tighter regulatory stance on drilling.
“I’m disappointed in the election but I respect the citizens of Fort Worth — they’ve made their choice,” she said. “The people who don’t want any change in the city and love what’s going on and think it’s great, voted for Betsy Price.”