Early voting starts Wednesday for April 27 special election
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Early voting begins on Wednesday, April 10 for the April 27 special election for Copperas Cove mayor.
Voting will take place at the Coryell County Justice Center, located at 210 S. 1st St.
Polls will be open:
Wednesday, April 10, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday, April 15, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Wednesday April 17, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday, April 22, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
On Saturday, April 27, Election Day, polls will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Four candidates are listed on the ballot, to include Ron Nelson, a software developer with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of roles, including programmer, technical team lead, and VP of IT Engineering. Since 2011, he has been an independent IT consultant, focused on healthcare delivery improvements and data security. Nelson and his wife, Evelyn, co-founded the Central Texas Makers Club which meets at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
Bradi Diaz previously served on the Copperas Cove city council and was mayor from 2004 to 2006. Diaz works for Dewald Property Management, serves on the Copperas Cove Education Foundation board and the Coryell County Appraisal District board. She is a past board member and past chair of the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation.
Joey Acfalle previously ran for mayor in the November 2018 election. He is a 21-year veteran of the United States Armed Forces and retired in 2014. During his military career and beyond, Acfalle worked as a paralegal. He presently serves on the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors and belongs to the Exchange Club of Copperas Cove.
Brandi Weiand’s LinkedIn profile lists her occupation as an independent consultant for hospitality and restaurant management. Weiand has her BSBA in Business Administration and Management from Texas A&M University Central Texas and previously worked as an adjunct instructor/lab assistant for Central Texas College.
A forum for the candidates will be held tomorrow, April 6, from 10 a.m. until noon at VFW Post 8577, located at 1206 Veterans Ave. Another forum will be hosted by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce on Monday, April 8, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Copperas Cove ISD board room, located at 408 S. Main St.