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4 candidates file for city’s May election

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:30 am

Four candidates filed paperwork Wednesday to have their names placed on the ballot for Killeen’s May 10 municipal election.

Election filing began Wednesday for the city’s mayor and three at-large council seats.

The filing period for the spring election runs through Feb. 28.

Incumbents Jared Foster and Jonathan Okray are seeking re-election to at-large council seats. Okray and Foster began their first term on the council in May 2012.

Doris Owens also filed to have her name on the ballot for the Killeen City Council.

Former Councilman Scott Cosper was the lone candidate to file Wednesday for the mayor’s post. Incumbent Mayor Dan Corbin announced in mid-November that he will not seek re-election.

Mayor and council member terms are two years.

Candidates are limited to three consecutive terms.

Harker Heights

Two people filed Wednesday to run for Harker Heights’ two open positions on the May 10 ballot.

Harker Heights Mayor Mike Aycock, who is serving his first three-year term in office, filed to seek re-election.

John Reider, a former councilman and owner of John Reider Properties, filed to run for the Place 4 seat on the council.

Reider left the council in 2013 after he served two three-year terms for a different place.

He will not face an incumbent for the position because Councilman Rob Robinson is term-limited.

Robinson served two full terms and was elected to serve a one-year term.

Harker Heights candidates are elected to three-year terms.

Residents can pick up election information at City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing.Early voting is from April 28 to May 6.

Belton

In the first day of filing in Belton, current Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson filed paperwork to run for mayor in the May 10 election.

Current Mayor Jim Covington announced earlier this month he would not seek re-election.

Incumbents Amanda Winkler and Jason Carothers filed applications to keep their seats as at-large area trustees on the Belton Independent School District board.

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