Press Release

The Collective PAC Congratulates Deborah Peoples on Advancing to the Runoff Election for Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government, congratulated Deborah Peoples on advancing to the runoff election to become Fort Worth, Texas’ first Black mayor. The Collective PAC is proud to have invested $55,000 in Deborah’s groundbreaking campaign and Co-founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“The Collective PAC is proud to congratulate Deborah Peoples on advancing to the runoff election in her historic bid to become the first Black and only third woman to lead the city of Fort Worth, TX. Deborah’s wealth of knowledge and thirty years of experience make her the ideal leader to tackle ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts, boost equitable economic opportunities across the city and increase access to affordable health care. She will lead with compassion and integrity from the mayor’s office and build an inclusive economy that benefits working families once she wins the runoff. Black women mayors are leading America’s biggest cities toward a brighter future and we are honored to stand with Deborah in her quest to improve the lives of all people in Fort Worth. 

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Deborah Peoples has thirty years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. In addition to leading critical voter registration and civic engagement efforts during the 2020 election cycle as Chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, Deborah has also worked for the City of Fort Worth and spent time as an executive at AT&T. As mayor, she will prioritize combating disparities in education, health care and economic opportunity by ensuring equitable distribution of city services. 



The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.