Two file for CCISD school board election

Filing for school board, city council ends Aug. 17


Cove Leader-Press 


Filing for the November 3 election has been open for positions on the Copperas Cove city council as well as the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees.

As of this Tuesday, less than one week will remain to file to run for office in the Nov. 3 election, with the filing period set to close for both the CCISD trustees and Copperas Cove city council ending on Monday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. 

The Copperas Cove ISD board of trustees has two positions open, Place 6, currently held by Jim Copeland, and Place 7, currently held by Dr. Karen Harrison. 

Dr. Harrison has filed to run for reelection for  Place 7. Retired CCISD educator John Gallen has filed to run for Place 6. 

On the Copperas Cove city council, Place 6 and Place 7 are open for election. 

Copperas Cove city council Place 7 incumbent, Jack Smith, has already filed for reelection and as of press time Monday, no one else has filed to run for Place 7. 

Place 6 is currently held by Marc Payne, and as of press time Monday, no one has filed to run for Place 7. 

There is no cost to file to run for office, but forms must be completed and submitted to the city secretary’s office for city council election. The city secretary’s office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Forms are available online at the city secretary’s page of the city website, and then under “Election Information.” 

Copperas Cove ISD is open to accept candidate applications Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. On Monday, August 17, Copperas Cove ISD will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to receive applications to be on the ballot. Candidate applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to Copperas Cove ISD administration, at 408 S. Main St. For additional election information, accommodations for visual impairment, or assistance in completing forms, contact Monica Hall, CCISD Elections Officer, at 254-547-1227, or  

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