The Cove City Council canvassed the results of the Dec. 12 runoff election at a brief meeting Tuesday, voting to verify Marc Payne as winner of City Council Place 6.

Marc Payne

Marc Payne

Payne received 410 votes in the runoff election. His opponent, John Hull, received 230 votes.

Payne will be sworn in at the Jan. 16 Cove Council meeting, according to Lucy Aldrich, Copperas Cove city secretary.

Council members also approved a proposal authorizing City Manager Andrea Gardner to cast the city’s vote for members of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power Board of Directors.

Ten individuals from across the state are listed on the ballot. The council reviewed Gardner’s suggestions for the seven individuals for which votes will be cast.

TCAP is “a non-profit political subdivision corporation” which negotiates “better electric prices for their members,” according to its website. It was established in 2010 when Cities Aggregation Power Project, Inc. and South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc., merged.

254-501-7568 |

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.