Filing for Copperas Cove November election opens Saturday
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Filing for the November 2 election opens on Saturday for positions on the Copperas Cove city council as well as the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees.
The application time period runs through Monday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. There is no filing cost to run for election.
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older by election day may run for office, but must be a United States citizen, have not been convicted of a felony for which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released, and have not been found mentally incompetent by the court.
Residency requirements for the city council candidates include living within the Copperas Cove city limits for at least one year preceding election day.
For the CCISD board of trustees, candidates must have resided continuously in the state of Texas for 12 months and have resided within the school district’s boundaries for at least six months preceding the filing deadline.
The positions of mayor, Place 1 and Place 2 are up for election on the Copperas Cove city council. Presently, Place 1 is held by Joann Courtland. Place 2 is held by Fred Chavez. The current Mayor, Bradi Diaz, announced last week that she will not run again.
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.
The city secretary’s office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees, Place 1 and Place 2 are up for election in November.
Place 1 is presently held by Inez Faison and Place 2 is held by Shameria Ann Davis. School board positions are also three-year terms.
Candidate applications 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.
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) offers a free online course for people considering running for school board. It explains what to expect when serving as a school board member. To access the course, go to https://www.tasb.org/services/board-development-services/resources/for-b.... When the browser window opens, create an account and follow the instructions.
All candidates should review the information for candidates and officeholders and on the Texas Ethics Commission’s website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.