Ann Zadeh was sworn in as Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for District 9 at Tuesday night’s council meeting. After winning a special election in June to replace former councilman Joel Burns, Zadeh told the Star-Telegram she’s ready to “go back through this thick notebook I have been compiling from neighborhoods to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.”
In her first speech, she didn’t go without acknowledging her supporters, thanking the “dynamic citizens who were never lacking in enthusiasm.”
Nor did she hesitate to be ambitious.
“I want to lay out my vision for the district,” but that would take two hours, she said with a laugh.
She also didn’t forget a shout out to her influential predecessor, either.
“I have big shoes to fill,” she said with a pause.
“Literally, Joel’s feet are big,” she told the crowd to a laugh.
Burns, who announced his resignation in February, must’ve heard her. After the former chairwoman of the Fort Worth Zoning Commission thanked her supporters and took her seat, Burns joined the meeting via Skype to say hello … from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Some things never change.