COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Two new council members have been elected in College Station, filling unexpired terms being vacated by candidates for mayor.
Linda Harvell won with 57% of the vote. Jeremy Osborne was given 43% of the vote.
"I live in the oldest neighborhood in College Station. We have a lot of challenges so I think with the experience I have living in that environment and to carrying that on to other neighborhoods throughout our city making sure that they are protected as the city experiences phenomenal growth. I think I’ll be able to be a balance that hasn’t really been there before," said Harvell.
“I am so excited. I am so thrilled. Thank you to the citizens of College Station. This is a victory for you and a victory for the City of College Station. Thank you," she added.
Osborne was making his first run for political office. He is the co-founder and chief legal officer of an oilfield services company.
Harvell owns and operates an online business, and worked for multiple convention and visitors bureaus. She serves on College Station's zoning board of adjustments. Her first run for political office came in 2014, when she lost to Julie Schultz by 14 points for Place 5.
Place 3 was previously held by Karl Mooney. One year is remaining on his unexpired term.
Place 4, being vacated by John Nichols, has two years left on the current term. Both candidates for it were political newcomers.
Barry Moore is a partner at a commercial real estate firm, and serves on College Station's planning and zoning commission.
Barry Moore won with 58 percent of the vote.
Joe Guerra, Jr. had 42 percent.
“It’s an exciting night. We, a lot of work has gone in over the last few months and it’s good to see it pay off. We’re excited about the future of College Station you know we’ve run a campaign based on looking into our future and figuring out what we need to do maintain the quality of life that we’ve got here in College Station," said Barry Moore.
Guerra served as a transportation planner in College Station and at other cities. He currently works for a consulting engineering firm in Katy.
A full, three-year term for Place 2 on the council was also up for election but Jerome Rektorik was unopposed for the seat.