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Women run Fort Worth, if you haven’t noticed

Mayor Betsy Price at the Novartis Data Center opening.
Mayor Betsy Price at the Novartis Data Center opening. Special to the Star-Telegram

With the arrival of a new Fort Worth police chief and school superintendent, a civic moment has passed that should not go unnoticed.

For nearly a year, Fort Worth’s top officials were almost all women.

Until Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s swearing-in this week, the city’s downtown core was represented by:

▪ U.S. Rep. Kay Granger.

▪ State Sen. Konni Burton.

▪ State Rep. Nicole Collier.

▪ State Education Board member Erika Beltran.

▪ District Attorney Sharen Wilson.

▪ County college board Trustee Teresa Ayala.

▪ Mayor Betsy Price.

▪ City Council member Ann Zadeh.

▪ Interim Police Chief Rhonda Robertson.

▪ Fort Worth school board Second Vice President Ashley Paz, and

▪ Interim Superintendent Patricia Linares.

Now it’s clear why City Council voted this year to disband the 30-year-old Fort Worth Commission on the Status of Women.

The status of women is: boss.

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