Copperas Cove city council calls for Place 3 special election

Three candidates file to make three-way race

By LYNETTE SOWELL

Cove Leader-Press 

 

There are now four places on the Copperas Cove city council up for election on Nov. 2, to include a special election for Place 3, called for by the city council during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The special election is to fill the remaining one year remaining on that term of office, presently held by Dan Yancey, who has filed to run for mayor. 

The Place 3 election became a three-way race on Thursday morning. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, the city received two applications for Place 3, from Shawn Alzona and from Scott Remalia. The on Thursday, Aug. 5, the city received an application from William Smith. Applications to run for Place 3 may be filed through Wednesday, Sept. 1. 

So far, the Place 3 race is the only contested race for the Nov. 2 election.

Both Place 1 and Place 2 incumbents, Joann Courtland and Fred Chavez, have filed to run for office in the general election, with a little more than one week left for the application time period for the general election for Place 1, Place 2, and mayor. Filling for the general election ends Monday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. 

Applications for both elections are 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.

Meanwhile, the two races for Place 1 and Place 2 on the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees remain unopposed races as of press time Thursday, with both incumbents, Inez Faison and Shameria Davis, having filed to run for office again.  

The CCISD board of trustees has the same filing time period for the general election, and applications to run for office may be mailed or hand-delivered to Copperas Cove ISD administration, at 408 S. Main St., with office hours of Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional election information, accommodations for visual impairment, or assistance in completing forms for the CCISD board of trustees election, contact Monica Hall, CCISD Elections Officer, at 254-547-1227, or athallm@ccisd.com

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