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Polls open Nov. 8 for general, special election


Cove Leader-Press


On Election day, Nov. 8, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the following Coryell County locations:

Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W Avenue B

Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Rd.

Eastside Baptist Church, 1202 MLK Jr Blvd.

Gatesville Civic Center, 303 Veterans Memorial Loop

Turnersville Community Center, 8115 FM 182, Gatesville

Evant City Hall, 598 E Highway 84, Evant

Community Center, 159 CR 334, Flat

Oglesby Community Center, 118 Main St., Oglesby


Voting in Lampasas County will take place on Election Day at:

Clear Creek Baptist Church, 3350 FM 2657, Kempner

Kempner Fire Department Training, 315 S. Pecan, Kempner


During the early voting time period which ran from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4, a total of 10,289 ballots were cast in Coryell County, to include 5,581 in Copperas Cove, 4,054 in Gatesville, and 674 mail-in ballots.

Copperas Cove has two races which will be decided, one for city council and one for the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees.

The winner of the Place 4 city council election will fill the seat currently occupied by Jay Manning, who has served two terms. Candidates are John Hale and Edith Natividad.

For Copperas Cove city council Place 3, incumbent Shawn Alzona is running unopposed and will serve his first full three-year term of office.

For Place 5, current councilmember Dianne Yoho Campbell withdrew from the race and will continue to serve until her term ends. Copperas Cove veteran and restauranteur Manuel “Monty” Montanez will step into the position, being unopposed on the ballot.

 Copperas Cove voters will decide Place 5 on the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees in the race between incumbent Jeff Gorres and challenger Heather Copeland.

Longtime incumbents Joan Manning (Place 4) and Mike Wilburn (Place 3) are running unopposed and will serve for another three years.

The sole proposition on the ballot this year is Proposition A, which if it passes, will reassign 1/8-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue to the city’s Street Department for street maintenance and repair. Currently, that fund receives 1/8-cent of sales tax, so this would double the amount of revenue that could be put into street maintenance and repairs in the city.

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There are no races for Coryell County office on the ballot, other than to declare all unopposed candidates elected.

Statewide races on this year’s ballot include the race for governor, between incumbent Greg Abbott and his opponent Beto O’Rourke. Other candidates in the Governor’s race include Delilah Barrios, of the Green Party, and Mark Tippetts, of the Libertarian Party.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (the Republican incumbent) is facing Democrat Mike Collier and Libertarian Shanna Steele in the race for lieutenant governor.

Attorney General Ken Paxton (Republican incumbent) is facing Democrat Rochelle Garza and Libertarian Mark Ash in the race for attorney general.

Republican incumbent Sid Miller is facing Democrat Susan Hays in the race for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. Republican incumbent Glenn Hagar is facing Democrat Janet Dudding and V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garza, of the Libertarian Party in the race for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Republican incumbent Wayne Christian is running against Democrat Luke Warford, as well as Jaime Diez of the Libertarian Party and Hunter Crow of the Green Party, for the Texas Railroad Commission.

Former District 24 State Senator Dawn Buckingham is running for Texas Land Commissioner, the office which is currently occupied by George P. Bush. Buckingham is running against two other candidates: Democrat Jay Kleberg and Alfred Molison of the Green Party.

With Buckingham’s seat vacated, Peter P. Flores, of the Republican Party, and Kathy Jones-Hospod, of the Democratic Party, are running against each other for the State Senate District 24 seat.

For the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5, incumbent Republican Scott Walker is facing Democrat Dana Huffman. For the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 6, incumbent Republican Jesse McClure is facing Robert Johnson, of the Democratic Party.

On the Texas Supreme Court, incumbent Debra Lehrmann (Republican) is facing Democrat Erin Nowell and Libertarian Tom Oxford for Place 3. Incumbent Rebecca Huddle (Republican) is challenged by Amanda Reichek of the Democratic Party for Place 5. Incumbent Evan Young (Republican) is challenged by Julia Maldonado, of the Democratic Party, for Place 9.

On the Texas State Board of Education, Democrat Tracy Fisher and Republican Evelyn Brooks are running for a chance to represent District 14.


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