Northeast Tarrant

Voters leave Glade Road’s future open

Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor

Voters in Colleyville decided not to put limitations on the future of Glade Road.

Fifty-six percent of the voters said they were opposed to adopting a proposition aimed at protecting the road’s rural feel by limiting the amount of roadwork possible on one of the city’s main corridors.

In the May 9 election, voters also elected Nancy Coplen in City Council Place 5 and incumbent Mike Taylor to Place 6.

Coplen edged out Elizabeth Zeitlin with 58 percent of the 5,022 total votes.

Coplen said she believes her civic experience including terms on the Grapevine-Colleyville school district board of trustees won her the seat.

“Being here and having served and shown that I know how to work with a team,” she said. “I had a history of helping others.”

Coplen ran on a platform that emphasized her experience in preserving “family, flavor and freedom.”

In her campaign, she highlighted her three terms as a trustee in the school district, her desire to preserve the city’s rural atmosphere and her focous on the city’s infrastructure and economic development.

Taylor was able to keep his Place 6 seat with 52 percent of the 5,118 votes in the race against challenger Bobby Lindamood.

“It's been probably the nastiest race I’ve probably ever had to go through,” he said. “I am deeply humbled they sent me to a fourth term.”

Taylor’s campaign focused on a continued effort to bring in new business, preserve quality of life while maintaining responsible growth and the city’s infrastructure.

Taylor said he will ensure Glade Road is done in a way that is best for the community.

“We will do a very responsible reconstruction of Glade that makes sense and serves the city well over the next decades,” he said.

Taylor said he would tell the Glade propostion’s backers to “not lose any sleep over this.”

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770

Twitter: @dustindangli

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