ELECTION 2018

Two more people have filed to run for the Killeen city elections in May.

Jimmy Parker, a local automotive technician, filed for the mayor seat on Tuesday.

Mellisa Brown filed for the May 5 Killeen City Council at-large election Monday, joining 10 other candidates who have thrown their hats in the ring.

In 2016, Brown, 36, a caretaker and student, was the treasurer for the campaign of Larry Smith, who ran for the council District 2 seat and is currently running for the Texas House District 54 seat.

The other candidates who have filed are incumbent Councilman Juan Rivera, 67; Patsy Bracey, 72; Bruce Bynum, 50; Den’Mica Eugene, 42; Leo Gukeisen, 52; Tolly James Jr., 49; Hugh “Butch” Menking, 57; Brockley Moore, 50; Placidio J. Rivera, 53; and Kenny Wells, 65.

The mayoral seat is also up for election May 5.

The other candidates who have filed so far are incumbent Jose Segarra, 53; Arturo Cortez, 65; and Holly Teel, 47.

The filing period closes Friday for regular candidates and Feb. 20 for write-ins.

Early voting for the May 5 ballot opens April 23 and ends May 1.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct Brown's age.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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