ELECTION 2017

Marc Payne and John Hull will face off in a runoff election today for Copperas Cove Council Place 6.

Neither candidate received a majority of the votes during the Nov. 7 election.

Hull received 40.8 percent of the vote while Payne earned 40.2 percent in November.

A third candidate, Danny Palmer, received 19 percent of the vote.

The runoff election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with polling at 201 S. Second St.

A total of 415 people voted early, according to Justin Carothers, the Coryell County Tax Assessor.

Friday saw the largest turnout, with 101 early voters.

Eighty-nine people voted on Thursday, which tied Monday for the next largest turnout at the polls.

Hull and Payne have extensive experience in the region.

Payne has been in Copperas Cove for more than 40 years and has been on a number of boards and committees, including serving as chairman of the Economic Development Corporation.

Hull served as Cove mayor for eight years, Coryell County judge for 12 years, as a member of the City Council for one term and a member of the Copperas Cove Independent School District school board for 20 years.

The runoff election will cost about $5,727.70, which includes labor and ballot production.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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