COPPERAS COVE — City Council Place 4 is the first seat to be contested in the Nov. 5 election.

Azeita “Z” Taylor, 42, on Thursday filed to be a candidate for the position. Former Cove chamber president Marty Smith, 67, filed for Place 4 on Monday.

The seat is held by Danny Palmer, who has been on the council since March 2009 and cannot run again.

Councilmen Kenn Smith, 81, and Gary Kent, 48, also filed to retain their seats in Place 5 and Place 3.

Residents who want to run can obtain information and applications at the city secretary’s office, 914 S. Main St., Suite E, or download an application at

The deadline is Aug. 26.

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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