Killeen is set for a big election season this spring as the filing period for the May 6 City Council elections fast approaches.
Four council seats will be up for grabs, according to the city’s spokeswoman, Hilary Shine.
The filing period for the races opens Jan. 18 and closes Feb. 17. All candidates who wish to run must file a ballot application with the city secretary at City Hall, 101 N. College St., during that period.
The council’s four district seats will be open in May, with council members serving two-year terms. At-large council members and the mayor are elected in even-numbered years.
All of the current district council members are in their first terms of office, Shine said. Council members are limited to three consecutive terms of office.
Council seats up for election and their current occupants are:
District 1 — Shirley Fleming
District 2 — Richard “Dick” Young
District 3 — Jim Kilpatrick
District 4 and mayor pro tem — Brockley Moore
There will be no Bell County elections in the spring; posts at the county level are only up in even-numbered years.
Other important dates for the May elections:
Feb. 24 — Last day for a candidate to withdraw from the race
April 24 — Early voting begins
May 2 — Last day of early voting
Go to killeentexas.gov/election for more information.