Flurry of last-day filings grows Copperas Cove city council, school board races
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The number of candidates running for Copperas Cove city council has now doubled to eight, with one candidate filing on Friday and three additional candidates on Monday, with filing to run for office in the Nov. 5 general election closing at 5 p.m.
Jayme Sigler submitted her application to the city secretary’s office on Friday and Dario Eubank filed on Monday, both for Copperas Cove city council Place 3. Sigler and Eubank will be running against incumbent Dan Yancey.
Yancey is seeking a second three-year term for the position he has held since winning a special election to fill the position vacated after the resignation of Kenn Smith in 2014.
In the race for city council Place 4, Matthew Russell and Benjamin Beck both filed on Monday to run for that position, presently held by incumbent Jay Manning, who has also filed to run for a second term in office.
Dianne Yoho Campbell and Gary Kent have filed to run for Copperas Cove city council Place 5, currently held by Kirby Lack, who is term limited,
Over at the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees, Places 3, 4, and 5 are up for election.
Place 3 is currently held by Mike Wilburn, Place 4 is currently held by Joan Manning and Place 5 is currently held by Bob Weiss.
Wilburn and Manning will be unopposed for those positions, but a last-day filing by Jeff Gorres for Place 5, means Gorres will join Harry L. Byrd on the election ballot for that position.
The last day to register to vote prior to the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election is Monday, Oct. 7.
Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 21 and continues through Friday, Nov. 2.
The city council candidates will draw for places on the ballot on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. at the City Secretary’s office at Copperas Cove City Hall.