Unless some write-in candidates decide to file in the coming days, the stage is set for the Killeen City Council and other local elections on the May 6 ballot.

The filing deadline for candidates to have their names on the ballot was Friday. Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file.

The deadline to register to vote in the May election is April 6, according to the secretary of state’s website.

Early voting for the May 6 election runs from April 24 through May 2.

Watch for more election coverage in the coming weeks in the Herald and online at kdhnews.com. The Herald is hosting an election forum featuring the Killeen City Council candidates at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

After Friday’s filing deadline, here is a look at who is running in local city and school board elections:

Killeen City Council

District 1

Jessica Gonzalez (incumbent)

Gabriel A. Montalvo

District 2

Riakos Adams (incumbent)

Joseph Solomon

District 3

Patsy Bracey

Nina Cobb (incumbent)

District 4

Michael Boyd (incumbent)

Terms for the Killeen council members are two years, with limitations of three straight terms for each office. Each year, the city conducts nonpartisan elections in May.

Harker Heights City Council


Michael Blomquist

Vitalis Dubininkas

Jackeline Soriano Fountain

David Michael Jones

Marva Solomon

Place 2 (unexpired)

Hal Schiffman

Stacey L. Wilson

Shane Hodyniak

Place 4

Mike Aycock

Adonias Frias

Lynda Nash (incumbent)

Killeen school board

Place 4

Lan Carter

David Perry Jr.

Marvin Rainwater (incumbent)

Place 5

Brett Williams (incumbent)

Central Texas College

Place 6

Don Armstrong (incumbent)

Ernest Wilkerson

Camron Cochran

Place 7

Rex Weaver (incumbent)

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Many city council races have challengers against the incumbents. Here is a chance to take the garbage out of city council. Lets not waste it. Defeat the incumbents.

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