• July 29, 2014

Center for Politics: Candidates

Amanda Winkler

 

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Aya Eneli

Aya Fubara Eneli is the CEO of Aya Eneli International, the premier provider of biblically based success strategies designed to empower and equip individuals to create and live lives of purpose and fulfillment. An author, attorney, speaker, and newspaper columnist, she has over 20 years expe…

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Azeita Taylor

Azeita Taylor, 43, is seeking a seat on the council for a second time. She ran unsuccessfully in the Nov. 6 election, but has been actively involved in several other aspects of city government.

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Brandy Eckermann

I was raised in Lampasas County. I am married to Heath Eckermann owner of Tex-Air HVAC Inc. I have two children: Kylee 11 and Jim 6. I have been a teacher for 11 years with 10 of these years coaching various sports. I am honest, responsible, and dedicated to what I do. Description I am a Con…

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Brockley K Moore

Moore, 46, serves on the board of the Exchange Club of Killeen, the Killeen Housing Authority Board, works with the Killeen Area Alliance of Black School Educators, the nonprofit Communities in Schools, is a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the NAACP, and is a found…

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Bruce Burleson

 

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Connie Hartmann

Connie Hartmann, 57, has held the position of Lampasas County Clerk since 1984. She's resided in Lampasas County for more than 50 years and calls Lampasas home.

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Danny McCort

 

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Danny Pelton

Ever increasing attacks on our God given rights, problems with education and infrastructure, and the unbelievable growth of Texas government: these are the reasons we need a REAL CONSERVATIVE in Austin! Danny is that man! FAMILY: Danny and Kathy have been married for over 26 years and have o…

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Daren Moore

Born and raised in Coryell County Baptist Republican Graduated from Gatesville High School in 1987 Associate Degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1990 Funeral Director at Scott's Funeral Home, Gatesville Co-Owner and Operator at Scott's…

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David Merideth

Merideth, 72, is a retired Florence native who has been involved in the city for decades. Beginning in the 1960s as assistant fire chief, Merideth was instrumental in improving the volunteer fire station, organizing training for members so they could provide better services. In the 1970s, he…

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David L Brown

Biography: My family and I have lived in Harker Heights since the summer of 2003. I am a registered voter in Precinct 209. I am a committed public servant. I've worked for the City of Dover, the State of Delaware, the United States Army, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Central Texas …

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Dick Young

Richard (Dick) Young is a business owner in Killeen. TX. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX in 1973. He was born and raised here in Killeen in a military family. His Dad would get deployed and the family stayed and made Killeen th…

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Donald Copeland

 

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Doris Mims-Owens

Family My name is Doris Mims-Owens age 64. I arrived in Killeen, Texas in 1965. My dad was stationed in the military at Ft. Hood. I married SFC John B. Owens after two Tours in Germany and tours stateside I finally returned to Killeen. SFC Owens is with the Lord. I am the proud mother of fou…

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Dorothy J McLendon

Incumbent Republican Dorothy J. McLendon is the Precinct Chair, Pct. 412 of Coryell County. She is opposed by Jeremy Tate.  

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Ed Thompson

Ed Thompson is a candidate for the Coryell County Commissioner Precinct 2 Republican Primary.

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Gary Purser Jr.

Gary "Bubba" Purser Jr., 57, is the co-owner of Shafin Purser Inc. in Killeen. He co-owned the business for three decades and is a lifelong resident of Killeen.

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George Duncan

George Duncan, 55, is a retired command sergeant major previously in charge of logistics for the U.S. Army’s 8th Theater Sustainment Command in the Pacific. He owns a business in Cove.

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Glen Gibson

Glen Gibson is a candidate for Lampasas County Commissioner Precinct 2.

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Greg Chapman

Greg Chapman is the interim Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace.Chapman began his new role after Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Sheila Blackwell Hood retired.

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Guy O'Banion

 

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Hans Fields

 

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Harold "Hal" Butchart

Harold “Hal” Butchart, 65, a retiree, said he truly wants to serve the people of Killeen. He said the city has several issues to overcome, but the biggest challenge is its business climate. Other issues he would address, if elected, include traffic and crime rates.

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Howard E Ray

SGT (Ret.) Howard E. Ray was born in Andrews, Texas, in 1980 to Bill and Pricilla Ray. His father was serving in the Air Force in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and considered West Texas home at the time. Howard then spent his primary years growing up in Midland where he attended Emerson Elementary…

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J.D. Sheffield

Dr. J.D. Sheffield is a family physician, not a career politician. He is currently Medical Director at Coryell Medical Clinic and Chief of Staff at Coryell Memorial Hospital. A physician for 21 years, Dr. Sheffield has devoted his life’s work to caring for families in our community. Dr…

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Jack B Cox

Commissioners Court Member CTCOG Rep for County Commissioners Court Finance Committee Member Served with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Life Member, Adamsville Presbyterian Church Member, Lampasas County Conservative Club WCID #1 (Water Board) Member Former Officer, Chamber of Commerce & L…

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Jared Foster

Jared Foster is a native of Killeen and graduate of Ellison High School. He studied marketing at Texas A&M and English Literature at SMU before moving to New York City for a time. His first career was in book publishing where he worked for Oxford University Press.  After ten years a…

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Jason Carothers

 

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Jeanne Guthrie

Chief Deputy District Clerk at Bell County District Clerk's OfficeStudied at San Jacinto Jr College and Sam Houston State UniversityLives in Temple, Texas She is running for County District Clerk of Bell County.

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Jeanne Parker

Juvenile prosecutor Jeanne Parker announced she will be a Republican candidate for judge of County Court-at-Law No. 1. Ms. Parker, 53, has been an attorney since 1993 has worked in the county attorney's office for the past six years. For the past three years, Ms. Parker has been the county's…

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Jeff Parker

Parker is running for election to the 264th District Court.He is facing Martha J. Trudo in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014

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Jeremy Tate

Republican Jeremy Tate running for Precinct Chair, Pct. 412 of Coryell County. He is opposing incumbent Dorothy McLendon.

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Jim Lindeman

Former Texas Parks and Wildlife officer. Jim Lindeman is a candidate for Lampasas County Commissioner Precinct 2.

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Joanna F Staton

Republican Joanna F. Staton running for County District Clerk of Bell County.

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John Reider

 

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Jonathan Okray

Jonathan Okray is a 48-year-old resident of Killeen by way of Dallas Texas. He arrived to Fort Hood and Central Texas February 1985. He made Killeen ‘home’ April 1999. He retired from the United States Army January 2005, serving final tours of duty in Germany, Kuwait and Iraq whe…

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Juan Rivera

Biography: Juan Rivera was born in Bayamon Puerto Rico. He is married to Myrthalina Rivera and has 3 children who are graduates of Ellison High School in Killeen. Luis, the eldest, lives in Virginia, is serving as a civilian in the Military Intelligence community and a Reservist Police Offic…

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Justin Winkler

 

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Kenneth R Valka

Republican Kenneth R. Valka is running for Court-at-Law Judge of Bell County.

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Kirby Lack

Kirby Lack, 63, serves as pastor of Trinity Worship Center and previously held a council position from 1992 to 1998, spending one year as mayor pro tem.

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Lan Carter

Carter, 39, was employed from 2006 to 2009 as a teacher in the Copperas Cove Independent School District and holds a master's degree in counseling and psychology, according to her candidacy paperwork.

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Marco Montoya

Dr. Montoya emigrated from Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles, California with his parents, a brother and three sisters. The son of a self-employed truck driver dealing in produce boxes, he understands the daily challenges of small businesses. Today he continues to encourage his recently reti…

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Marion Grayson

 

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Mark Rainwater

Republican Mark Rainwater running for County Commissioner Precinct 4 of Lampasas County.

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Martha J Trudo

Martha J. Trudo is the judge of 264th District Court in Bell County. She was reelected in 2010.

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Marvin Rainwater

Since 1969, Marvin Rainwater has been involved in the education of Killeen ISD students as a teacher, coach, counselor, assistant principal and principal. Mr. Rainwater received his B.S. in Education and his Counselor certification from Southwest Texas State University and his M. Ed. and Pri…

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Mary Condon

Condon, 61, has served as mayor for the last four years and was on the council for 14 years prior.

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Milton Kellner

Republican Milton Kellner is running for County Commissioner Precinct 2 of Lampasas County.

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Molly S White

Molly has lived in Belton for over four decades. Her respect and admiration for our military grew out of her family life being the daughter of Colonel Robert “Bob” Gosney (ret.) and Jean Gosney. Molly graduated from Belton High School and from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor…

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Oscar Dominguez

Candidate has withdrawn.

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Paul Sanderford

 

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Ralph Sheffield

Ralph has deep roots in Central Texas and he has lived here his entire life. He was born in Waco, Texas and graduated from Richfield High School in 1973. For more than 30 years Ralph has been a small business owner serving Central Texans providing good jobs and supporting Central Texas's eco…

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Randy A Doyle

Biography : Mr. Doyle directs the Fort Hood Environmental Support Team.  He is responsible for Pollution Prevention (P2), Environmental Management Systems, and Sustainability programs at Fort Hood.  Mr. Doyle served in the U.S. Army for 12 years as a Chemical Operations Specialist …

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Rick Ashe

 

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Scott Cosper

Killeen mayoral candidate Scott Cosper said the biggest challenge facing the city is its water capacity. Cosper, 45, who filed for election Jan. 29, sat down with the Herald last week for a question-and-answer session. He said he decided to run because he wants to continue serving the city h…

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Sharon Fortner

Republican Sharon Fortner is running for County Clerk of Lampasas County. Fortner, 51, is the chief deputy district clerk for Lampasas County. She has held the position for a year and half. Previously, she served 3 1/2 years as deputy district clerk for the county.

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Sharon Watson

Republican Sharon Watson running for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 of Lampasas County.

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Shelley Coston

Republican Shelley Coston running for County Clerk of Bell County.

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Skip Blancett

 

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Stuart Gourd

I am an attorney; I worked as an unemployment hearing officer and a hearing officer supervisor for the Texas Workforce Commission, serving some of the most underprivileged people in our community. I was also president of the J. J. Seabrook Neighborhood Association, working with neighbors to …

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Susan Parker

Republican Susan Parker running for County District Clerk of Bell County.

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Terry Delano

Terry Delano is a life-long resident of Killeen graduating from Killeen High School and Central Texas College. He currently has two children that have attended KISD. One is a graduate of Harker Heights High School and other is currently attending Harker Heights School. He has worked as an in…

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Velva Johnson

Republican Velva Johnson running for County Clerk of Bell County.

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Wayne L Boultinghouse

Wayne L. Boultinghouse is the judge for the Lampasas County Court in Texas. 2010 election Boultinghouse was re-elected after running unopposed.  

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