Copperas Cove city council accepts Youngs resignation, calls for special election
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove city council held an executive session during its meeting Tuesday night and emerged to vote unanimously to accept the resignation of Place 7 councilman Charlie Youngs, effective Saturday, August 24.
Youngs came under fire after a video feed of an Aug. 13 city council meeting showed him making a crude gesture from the dais, a gesture Youngs said was not directed at Place 5 councilman Kirby Lack, but to an individual in the audience who he said had threatened to come to his house and kick his “freaking butt.”
Youngs had a little more than one year left to his term, which would have been up in November 2020.
After voting to accept Youngs’ resignation, the council called for a special election to be held on Nov. 5, along with the general election. The election will be held to fill the unexpired portion of the Place 7 term.
Kevin Keller, the city’s public information officer, issued a press release Tuesday evening announcing that the city had posted a public notice, giving a deadline to file to run for Place 7, now that it is vacant.
Applications for a place on the City of Copperas Cove Special Election Ballot may be filed from September 3, through September 26, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Candidate packets are currently available in the City Secretary’s Office and on the City’s website at http://www.copperascovetx.gov/city_secretary/election_information/, where they may be downloaded and printed.
The physical address for filing applications in person is 914 S. Main Street, Suite D, Copperas Cove; mailing address is P.O. Drawer 1449, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Lisa Wilson, City Secretary, at email@example.com or (254)547-4221.