Hale gets Place 4 Copperas Cove City Council seat
By LYNETTE SOWELL
There will be a new face at Place 4 on the Copperas Cove city council, as John Hale came out ahead in the polls during the Nov. 8 election, with 3,566 votes, or 54.46 percent. Fellow candidate, Editha Natividad, received 2,982 votes, or 45.54 percent.
Place 5 will likewise have a new person in the seat, with Manuel “Monty” Montanez being the sole candidate for that spot. He will replace incumbent Dianne Campbell, who withdrew her name from the ballot.
For Place 3, incumbent Shawn Alzona will get to serve his first unopposed term in office, as he too was unopposed.
Copperas Cove voters also approved Proposition A, which approves the use of 1/8-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue for street maintenance and repair. That measure passed with 4,881 voters in approval and 2,647 against. This is not a “new” sales tax, but rather a reallocation of sales tax.
The Copperas Cove city council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. to canvass the election results.