Fort Worth lawyer named chief of staff to mayor, council

Mattie J. Parker

Longtime public servant Mattie J. Parker has been named chief of staff for the mayor and Fort Worth City Council.

Parker, 31, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) and has been practicing law with Harris, Finley & Bogle P.C.. Prior to that, Parker worked for a decade in national and state public affairs. She served as the district director and campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger in Fort Worth. In addition, she was chief of staff to State Rep. Phil King and executive assistant to former Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick in Austin.

“Mattie brings extensive contacts in the Fort Worth business, nonprofit and community sectors,” said City Manager David Cooke. “Her understanding of our diverse Fort Worth communities will be a definite asset to the city.”

Parker serves on the board of directors for Recovery Resource Council in Fort Worth and is an active member of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association.

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She and her husband, David Parker, have two children.

Betty Dillard