Filing for the May 10 general election begins today, and Killeen’s top elected position is up for grabs.
In November, Mayor Dan Corbin announced he will not seek re-election. The three at-large council seats also will be open for the taking.
The posts are currently occupied by Elizabeth Blackstone, Jonathan Okray and Jared Foster, who are all in their first term and eligible to seek re-election.
The filing period for the general election runs through Feb. 28. Mayor and council member terms are two years. Candidates are limited to three consecutive terms.
The City Council solidified an ordinance at its Tuesday regular meeting calling for the general election to be held May 10.
Harker Heights mayor
In Harker Heights, Mayor Mike Aycock will be running for a second, three-year term.
“I think there is still a lot of work to be done in the city of Harker Heights,” Aycock said after Tuesday’s Harker Heights City Council meeting.
Aycock said he has seen a lot of projects get underway and would like to see more come to fruition.
Councilman Rob Robinson, the current Place 4 holder, will not enter the municipal election race. He is term-limited after serving about seven years on the council, one of which was elected to during a special election.
Since Robinson cannot file for the election, the seat will not have an incumbent in the race.
Harker Heights candidates are elected to three-year terms.
Early voting locations in Killeen
Earlier this month, the Killeen City Council agreed to add a third early voting location to better serve residents in south Killeen.
The city’s current early voting locations are within two miles of each other at City Hall, on College Street; and the Killeen Community Center, at W.S. Young Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
The third location will be at the Lions Club Park Senior Center on Stan Schlueter Loop. Early voting for the spring election is April 28 through May 6.
Killeen City Attorney Kathy Davis said the city is looking for election judges.
In order to be an election judge, one must be a registered voter, she said. The post includes the responsibility of bringing ballots to City Hall and currently pays $8.50 per hour.
Election judges also receive an extra $25 for delivering results to City Hall.
The city also is requesting people to work the polls. The position also pays $8.50 per hour. For more information on becoming an election judge, call City Hall at 254-501-7600.
Area cities and school districts with open positions on the May 10 ballot:
- Killeen: Mayor and three at-large council seats
- Harker Heights: Mayor and one at-large council seat
- Lampasas: Three council seats
- Lampasas Independent School District: Two school board seats
- Salado: Mayor and two at-large alderman seats
- Salado Independent School District: One board member seat
- Florence: Mayor and two at-large alderman seats
- Belton: Mayor and two at-large council seats
- Kempner: Mayor and two council seats