Copperas Cove city council and CCISD board of trustees incumbents unopposed
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Filing for the Copperas Cove city council’s general election ended on Monday, and before a ballot has been cast, the “results” are essentially known for five races.
Joann Courtland, Copperas Cove city council Place 1; Fred Chavez, Copperas Cove city council Place 2; Inez Faison, Copperas Cove ISD board of trustees Place 1; and Shameria Davis, Copperas Cove ISD board of trustees Place 2 are all running unopposed.
For the position of mayor, Dan Yancey, current Place 3 on the city council and mayor pro tem, was the sole filer for that position, with current Mayor Bradi Diaz announcing back in July she would not see another term in office.
For Copperas Cove city council Place 3, there is still one year left for that term, which expires in November 2023. With Dan Yancey to depart that position, the council has called for a special election to fill the remainder of the term. Election filing for that position is open through Wednesday, Sept. 1.
So far, it’s a three-way race, with Shawn Alzona, Scott Remalia, and William Gregory Smith all having filed to run for Place 3.
On Saturday, Alzona is hosting a meet and greet from 3-4 p.m. at Studio Three, located at 1009 W. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. There’s no cost to attend, but an RSVP is requested at https://alzonaforcove.eventbrite.com/
Meanwhile, applications for the election are still being accepted by the city secretary’s office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Copperas Cove city council election packet is available online at the city secretary’s page of the city website, www.copperascovetx.gov/city_secretary and then under “Election Information,” with the appropriate forms to be downloaded, printed, completed, then filed by candidates prior to the deadline.