The elections for the Anna Independent School District board of trustees closed on May 6, and the results are in. Clark Miller and Carrie Butler both vied for Place 5, and the winner was Clark Miller with 247 votes for him and 196 for Butler.

Miller, owner of Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts in Anna, said he is thankful for the voters.

“I appreciate all of the support from my friends and family,” Miller said. “Especially from everyone I met for the first time during this election and the ones I still have never met that supported me. Thanks for believing in me and my abilities to serve Anna, our kids, the teachers and staff of Anna ISD.”

Miller said he respects Carrie Butler.

“I also want to say how much I respect and appreciate my opponent in this race,” Miller said. “She has a real heart for our town and the school system and her devotion to helping and serving is unmatched.”

Miller also shared the plans for his term, while he hits this new endeavor head-on.

“I plan to make an immediate and lasting impact on the Anna ISD planning and construction processes as we face current and future growth,” Miller said. “I also plan to review the current policies for bulling and work with others in the district and community to improve an increasingly deteriorating issue in our schools.”

Larissa Thornburg and Susan Hayes were the candidates for Seat 7 in a close race. In the end, Thornburg was elected with 250 votes for her, and 220 for Hayes. Thornburg said she appreciates all the people who encouraged her.

“I'd like to thank the voters for their support,” Thornburg said. “It is a privilege and honor to serve the Anna ISD board.”

Thornburg said she looks forward to her future as a trustee on the school board.

“I am confident that together we can continue to help this district grow and meet the needs of every student by maximizing district funds,” Thornburg said.

Susan Hayes also ran for seat 7, but she was not immediately available for comment.