The filing period for the May 6 election of the Killeen Independent School District’s board of trustees opened two weeks ago, and as of late Wednesday, no candidates had filed, school officials said.
Any candidate who files for one of two seats up for election must fill out a ballot application form with Election Administrator Kirk Thomas at KISD’s central office, 200 S. W.S. Young Drive, and turn in the paperwork in person.
Candidates have only 15 more days to file for election under the Feb. 17 deadline.
The filing period began Jan. 18.
The two seats are currently held by Board President Terry Delano and Board Member Marvin Rainwater.
Rainwater spoke with the Daily Herald on Wednesday, saying, “I would like to run again (re-election), but I need some more time to speak to my wife and family about it first.”
Delano was unavailable for comment on Wednesday.
KISD said it will update the Daily Herald at 4 p.m. each day about who filed for the positions.
Regular business hours at the district’s administration building are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Candidates must live within KISD’s boundaries, which include Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Killeen and Nolanville.
KILLEEN CITY COUNCIL
Eight candidates filed for the Killeen City Council election May 6.
The council’s four district seats are open. Three at-large representatives and the mayor are elected in even-numbered years.
Candidates who have filed, by district:
District 1 — Shirley Fleming (i), Kenny Wells
District 2 — Richard “Dick” Young (i)
District 3 — Jim Kilpatrick (i), Patsy Bracey
District 4 — Brockley Moore (i), Steve Harris, Ralph Cossey Jr.
Two positions are up for election in Harker Heights — the Place 4 seat on the City Council and the mayor’s post.
To date, only incumbent Councilman John Reider has filed for the Place 4 seat.
No candidates have filed for the mayor’s seat, which is now held by Rob Robinson.
Both seats are three-year positions.
Filing in both races continues until 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at City Hall, 305 Millers Crossing.
The Daily Herald’s Dave Miller contributed to this report.
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