Outgoing Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief is endorsing a replacement candidate.
"After careful consideration, Rosie and I are supporting Betsy Price for Mayor. Her love of Fort Worth and her ideas about our community’s quality of life are both appealing and visionary. We wish her the best in this election," Moncrief said in a statement Thursday.
Price, who has been the Tarrant County Tax Assessor since 2000, is also endorsed by Rep. Kay Granger and Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson.
“I am honored to have the support and endorsement of the Mayor and our city’s first lady. Mike and Rosie Moncrief have for many years provided the strong leadership that has helped make Fort Worth the greatest city in America. I look forward to carrying on this positive legacy and continuing the Mayor’s efforts to make City Hall more efficient to protect taxpayers," said Price in a statement.
Price is facing former city councilman Jim Lane in a runoff later this month.
Price isn't the only one receiving high-level endorsements, Lane has been endorsed by the Fort Worth Firefighters Association, Police Association and Cathy Hirt, who was running for the city's top office against Lane and Price in the May 14 election.
“Mike Moncrief has been a great mayor, but we are proud to have the support of a number of civic leaders, including Cathy Hirt, Kathleen Hicks and the majority of the trustees of the Fort Worth Independent School District," said Lane in a statement.
Early voting continues until June 14. Election Day is June 18.