415 Copperas Cove voters turn out for early voting: runoff election December 12
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A total of 415 voters turned out during five days of early voting last week for the runoff election for places 6 on the Copperas Cove city council.
Polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 at the former Coryell County Annex, located at 201 S. 2nd St.
Copperas Cove city council place 6 will be decided between candidates John A. Hull and E. Marcus Payne.
Hull and Payne were in a dead heat in a three-way race on November 7, with Hull receiving 524 votes, or 40.59 percent and Payne receiving 518 votes, or 40.12 percent. Fellow candidate Danny Palmer received 249 votes, or 19.29 percent.
Both candidates in the runoff have lived in the area for decades, with Hull being a lifelong resident of the area and Payne having lived in Copperas Cove for more than 40 years, having volunteered and served on many boards in the city.
Payne is also a business owner and present board member of the Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Commission.
Hull previously served as both Coryell County judge and commissioner, served on the CCISD board of trustees, and is both a past city councilman and former Copperas Cove mayor.