• November 26, 2014

A recap of municipal, area school board races

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:43 pm

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in municipal and school board elections.

In Killeen, voters will choose a new mayor. Running for the city’s top-elected post are former councilman Scott Cosper, former councilman Richard “Dick” Young and Harold “Hal” Butchart, a military retiree.

Seeking one of three Killeen City Council at-large seats are incumbents Elizabeth Blackstone, Jonathan Okray and Jared Foster. Former councilman Juan Rivera seeks to return to the body. Political newcomers Gary “Bubba” Purser Jr., Randy Doyle and Doris Mims-Owens also are looking to stake their claim on one of the three seats up for grabs.

KILLEEN ISD

Four names are on the ballot for the Killeen Independent School District Place 4 seat: Marvin Rainwater, Brockley Moore, Lan Carter and Aya Eneli. Carter unofficially dropped out of the race Wednesday by endorsing Rainwater. However, her name will still appear on the Killeen ISD ballot.

HARKER HEIGHTS

In Harker Heights, voters will head to the polls to vote for mayor and City Council Seat 4.

Heights Mayor Rob Robinson is seeking re-election to the post against Oscar Dominguez. Despite withdrawing from the race, Dominguez’s name is still on the ballot.

David Brown and former councilman John Reider are running for Seat 4.

BELTON, BELTON ISD

Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Belton Independent School District’s board of trustees. Incumbents Jason Carothers and Amanda Winkler are running against challenger Donald Copeland.

In Belton’s municipal election, former Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson is running unopposed for the mayor’s post.

Bruce Burleson, Justin Winkler, Paul Sanderford and Guy O’Banion are seeking two open positions on the Belton City Council.

SALADO

Four candidates are seeking the mayoral post in Salado. Incumbent Danny McCort is being challenged by Hans Fields, Rick Ashe and Skip Blancett.

Voters also will decide whether to legalize alcohol sales at stores.

TEMPLE ISD

Two candidates are seeking election to the District 2 seat on the Temple Independent School District’s board of trustees — Linell Davis and Temikia Brown.

FLORENCE

Incumbent Mary Condon is seeking re-election as mayor of Florence against challenger David Merideth.

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