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Election Results Finalized: Anders, Cotton, Beavers, and Wilborn ready for work



PROSPER, TX – Residents of the Town of Prosper voted in the town council and school board elections on Saturday, May 1st.  Approximately 2000 residents voted for the town council positions and approximately 4,500 residents within Prosper ISD voted for school board members.

Craig Anders ran unopposed for the Town Council, Place 1.  “What a privilege to serve again,” Anders said.  “I am thankful to God, to my family, especially my wife for putting up with me.  I am thankful for my kids. And I am thankful for the Town.  It is such a privilege to serve these residents of Prosper.”

“I have a few tasks I am focused on,” Anders said. “I want to focus on those bonds that we passed, and conservatively spending that money.  We need to plan out the Dallas North Tollway corridor.  The broadband focus needs to stay in the forefront of our minds on the council.  Because Covid has changed the paradigm of how people work, so we need to be sure we have a fast and stable internet service.  In order to bring in new corporations, we need to prioritize broadband service.  Prosper has done a great job focusing on quality development, and this needs to continue.  I am focused on safety and security.  We have already opened the new Police station, and now we are focused on the Fire Station.  When we have a quality station, it is a reflection on how we value our First Responders and Police, and I am looking forward to having that with the Central Fire Station as well.  Finally, the people in Prosper want to have a downtown Prosper area that ties the whole town together.”

Charles Cotten won the Town Council, Place 6 election with 80% of the votes.  “Thank you to everyone who voted,” Cotten said.  “I am humbled and honored that I was selected and I will do my best to represent all the residents.  I have already started by meeting with the staff and getting up to speed on various issues.  I am looking forward to getting into seeing that budget a bit more and spending time really studying that.  I always want to increase the transparency with where the money goes, so that is a main focus for me.”