COPPERAS COVE — Two local officials will be contested in the November elections while three other office holders were left unchallenged on the ballot.

In the Copperas Cove municipal elections, three residents are vying for Place 2 on the city council. Filing closed on Monday.

First to file for the position was Azeita Taylor, 41, a former Copperas Cove Leader Press editor. Sandor Vegh, 75, a retiree, filed second to run for the position. And Mark Peterson, 55, a retiree, filed for the position early Monday.

Charlie Youngs was the seat’s previous office holder, but he resigned earlier this year because of a death in the family, allowing for the position to run without an incumbent.

Mayor John Hull, 79, a former county judge, and Councilwoman Cheryl Meredith, 57, an escrow officer, will be running unopposed in November. Both have served a full term in their positions and can run for the office.

Council members serve for three years and can hold two consecutive terms.

Cove ISD candidates

For the Copperas Cove Independent School District, board trustee Bob Weiss, a member of the governing body since 2003, has a challenger for his Place 2 seat, Cherise Jones.

Weiss, 73, is retired from a 36-year career in education. Cherise Jones, 43, is a Department of the Army civilian employee.

Trustee Inez Faison, the executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Copperas Cove, will be unopposed. She has been on the board since she was appointed to the seat in 2007. She was officially elected in 2009.

School board trustees also are elected to three-year terms, but have no stipulation on how many terms they can hold.

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

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