For the past few months, the city of Anna has been gearing up for a few elections. As Election Day neared, residents could see signs lined up along the roads imploring them to vote. May 7 was the final day for elections and some people were waiting around with bated breath to see who their new representatives would be.
Anna city council Place 5 had three candidates trying to fill the spot. Nathan Bryan, the incumbent member, Scott North, a realtor from Anna, and Susan Warden, a local banker, were all running for the position. After the results came in, Nathan Bryan emerged as the elected candidate with 174 votes, while North and Warden each garnered 98 and 45 votes, respectively.
The residents voted Bryan in for his third term on Place 5 for the city council. Bryan said the people of Anna are who matter to him.
“I would like to thank everyone, especially the people who live in the unincorporated areas of Anna, including the Luscombe family, for helping me and the council see what they want,” Bryan said. “The people have truly spoken.”
The Luscombe family are pushing back against an eminent domain for a water line on their property.
Bryan said his plans for Anna’s residents are still resoundingly the same as they were before.
“Now, my next step is to make sure we are doing the right thing for the citizens of Anna at large,” Bryan said. “I am not done fighting against the eminent domain process that may be used against the Luscombe family and stopping builders from turning Anna into the cookie-cutter capital of Texas.”
Bryan also said that his goal is for Anna to have neighborhoods with “real parks, playgrounds and safer streets.”
Scott North, a realtor from McKinney was also running for Place 5. North said he is thankful for the opportunity to compete with an opponent such as Bryan.
“I have congratulated councilman Bryan on the victory,” North said. “I wish he and all the council well.”
“This election has introduced me to the Anna residents and you may see me again,” he added. “I love this town.”
Requests for comment from Susan Warden were not immediately returned.
John Beazley ran unopposed and won another term for Place 3 on the city council. Beazley was also unavailable for comment.