Tolly James Jr., 49, filed Thursday for the at-large Killeen City Council elections May 5.

James, an HVAC contractor, joins six other candidates who announced their candidacy during the municipal filing period that opened Jan. 17.

The other candidates for three at-large seats include Butch Menking, 57; Brockley Moore, 50; Patsy Bracey, 72; Leo Gukeisen, 52; Placidio J. Rivera, 53, and Den’Mica Eugene, 42.

The mayoral seat will also be up for election May 5. The candidates who have filed so far include incumbent Jose Segarra, 53; Arturo Cortez, 65; and Holly Teel, 47.

Jeff Orlando filed Thursday for the Place 2 seat on the Harker Heights City Council. Orlando, a restaurant owner, is the first candidate to file for the seat. The current Place 2 councilman, Steve Carpenter, has said he won’t be seeking re-election to the seat.

The Place 5 seat is also up for election May 5. To date, only the incumbent, Councilwoman Jody Nicholas, has filed for a spot on the ballot.

Filing for the two seats closes Feb. 16.

The filing period closes Feb. 16 for regular candidates and Feb. 20 for write-ins.

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

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