Do you like the way Killeen City Hall is run?

Whether you want to keep things the same or you seek change, you’ll want to know where the candidates stand.

To help elicit information, the Daily Herald is sponsoring a candidates’ forum Monday at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center.

The event will help you decide which candidates to entrust with millions of dollars of your tax money, with using your utility rate money wisely and with keeping you informed.

Will the candidates make sure the Killeen investigative auditors — who are being paid with tax money — are responsible to the public and not to individual council members? Residents wanted an investigative audit of the city’s financial practices from 2011-2016.

The panel will be moderated by Deputy Managing Editor/Opinion Dave Miller and City Editor/Reporter Kyle Blankenship. Managing Editor Rose Fitzpatrick will open the event, and Digital Producer Angel Sierra will be tweeting it live.

Moderators will ask candidates a series of questions based on Herald reporting and residents’ concerns. Questions will be prepared in advance.

The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. There is no charge.

For additional information on candidates, go to and watch our Sunday papers for election stories, including the Election Guide on April 9.


What: Killeen City Council candidates’ forum

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Killeen Civic & Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Cost: Free

All of the Killeen City Council candidates are listed by district and stated profession.


Incumbent Councilwoman Shirley Fleming

Kenny Wells, laundry owner

Holly Teel, dog trainer and handler


Debbie Nash-King, graduate student

Larry Smith, contractor


Incumbent Councilman Jim Kilpatrick

Patsy Bracey, retired registered nurse

Vantonio Fraley, VL Coaching Unlimited founder and coach (write-in)

Hal Butchart, retired military


Incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Brockley Moore

Steve Harris, teacher and coach

Ralph Cossey Jr., software engineer

Stanley Abrahams, corrections officer

Fraley, who is running for District 3, is a write-in candidate.

For more information on your district and where to vote, go to or call City Hall at 254-501-7600.

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