Debbie Nash-King

Debbie Nash-King announced Thursday that she is considering a run for mayor of Killeen in 2022. She told the group of around 75 people that she will make the official decision sometime early next year.

In a gathering of members of the Killeen community Thursday evening, Debbie Nash-King announced she is considering running for mayor of Killeen in 2022.

She told the group of around 75 people at Brick and Barrel in downtown Killeen that she will officially make a decision early next year.

"It is my honor to stand before you as a resident of Killeen, Texas. Tonight is not about political parties, socioeconomic status or race. It is all about bringing a diverse group of people together and becoming a community of one," Nash-King said in a statement. "As a citizen, it is important for me to have your feedback on how we can come up with solutions to take Killeen to the next level.  I would like to announce; I am considering running for Mayor in 2022. At this time, I have not made a final decision but, I do plan to make that announcement early next year."

Nash-King has been a member of the Killeen City Council since May 2017, when she defeated Larry Smith, 660-334, for the District 2 seat. She has won reelection twice since.

On May 11 of this year, the City Council voted 5-2 for Nash-King to be the new mayor pro tem, succeeding longtime council member Shirley Fleming, who left the council after serving the maximum number of consecutive terms.

“I’m a District 2 councilwoman where my main focus has been on the infrastructure, the maintenance, the sewer and water (system) and people in my district,” Nash-King said after making the announcement. “Tonight, we have a diverse group of people from throughout the city of Killeen, so they may not see it from my perspective because I’m not in their area every day. So to get their feedback, that is important to me before I move forward to ensure that what they’re asking of me, I can deliver it and be honest and be transparent about it.”

Current Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra is not able to run for mayor in 2022 since he is nearing the end of his third consecutive term.

JoAnn Purser, the president of the Killeen ISD school board and one of the hosts of Thursday’s event, said a formal invitation was sent to all those who voted in the last mayoral race in 2020.

One of those who received the invitation and attended was Roshetta Cason, who lives in District 4. She said she was a little surprised by the announcement.

“But I was excited for her,” Cason said. “I know that she is dedicated and she has a commitment to the Killeen community, and I think that she would do a wonderful job because she is so invested and she’s such a powerful good in the community.”

According to an invitation for the event, it was hosted by:

  • JoAnn Purser
  • Maxine and Tim Hancock
  • Mary and Bill Kliewer
  • Julia and Tad Dorroh
  • Sandra and Ronnie Skinner
  • Bruce Whitis
  • LaKeith and Will Alley
  • Cristina and Dustin King

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Noneofyourbiz

So this means before she can run for mayor she has to step down from her council seat before she declares.

Also Texas election rules for city elections state clearly you can not announce your running untill the election has been called.

This also means she has a campaign Treasury on file, and must be filing with the state of she has taken any funds or spent any monies.

Alvin

PS: I agree@don76550 and@,jgamon: Crime is steadily going up so why are we paying the combined Police Department and the Fire Department almost 60 percent of our budget. In my opinion, we stubbed our toe when the police department moved out into the South 40 away from the main artery of the city. Bad move.

Alvin

October 1, 2021

'He's an old man that remembers what it used to be to be an 'American'.

Copy: 'Nash-King considering run for mayor of Killeen'.

Copy: 'In a gathering of members of the Killeen community Thursday evening, Debbie Nash-King announced she is considering running for mayor of Killeen in 2022.

She told the group of around 75 people at Brick and Barrel in downtown Killeen that she will officially make a decision early next year. End of copy.

Well you see, you are looking at some of the 'Who's Who of Killeen, Texas, the power base of Killeen, Texas.

Yes you are looking at the decision makers of Killeen, Texas what with the ex mayor, Tim Hancock who was responsible for the excess money that flowed into the coffers of ex city manager Green, the reason for the more than $58 million dollar blunder and the 3,750 homes, Bruce Whitis, some of the members of the 'executive committee of KEDC, of which Debbie Nash King is a member, the president of the KISD, Ms. Purser, and some of the other power base notables that reside in Killeen, Texas, at least I think they reside in Killeen, Texas. Two notable names that was missing were Corbin and Segarra, but I guess they are just bidding their time getting ready to spring into action.

Copy: “ I’m a District 2 councilwoman where my main focus has been on the infrastructure, the maintenance, the sewer and water (system) and people in my district,” Nash-King said after making the announcement. “Tonight, we have a diverse group of people from throughout the city of Killeen, so they may not see it from my perspective because I’m not in their area every day. So to get their feedback, that is important to me before I move forward to ensure that what they’re asking of me, I can deliver it and be honest and be transparent about it.” End of copy.

Well Debbie Nash King, we can expect to see your name in the headlines from now on and as you say, your main focus has been on the infrastructure, the maintenance, the water and sewer system, when can we expect to get some results of that fiasco by the name of 'The New Water Plant at Lake Stillhouse'? It's been in the works since 2013 and to date, as reported, there has been a trickle of water coming from Lake Stillhouse, not the 17 MGD, so we are still getting the water from Lake Belton. So why don't you give us a bi weekly report on what's been going on on Lake Stillhouse water plant along with the city's involvement in the Elevated water storage tank as to weather or not the Storage tank is on time, is on budget and when is it going to placed in service so as to meet the obligations that it was supposed to meet over 8 years ago.

While you are at it, what is being done as to the UPS, that was necessary last February that was lacking. Yes, Ms. King, you have bitten a large chunk to see that we are being taken care of.

I received another notification about insurance for my property concerning the ROW and the edge of my house. As I noted, we are still being billed for the ROW and the property that is the city's responsibility, so when do we get some of that money that the city is charging us for? It was supposed to be for an insurance policy that was sold as 'our charge', but now it's been the city's all along so why is this city still charging us for rightfully what is the city's responsibility?

Please take a look at this will you.

PS: I find that I'm restricted, so I'm banished from posting. What I said was 'Dennis Drury Burn her also.' Now what is wrong with that as there is a number of things that make for a different meaning. It can mean 'put her fat to the fire', or it can mean 'get on her hard', or it can mean, make her pay'. Any number of these things can mean something different, but no you are the judge and jury as to 'what is acceptable speech and you conduct yourselves as to what you think is acceptable, and you rule accordingly and we do not have a recourse of action. So there goes the 'Free Speech out of the window because this program that you've decided upon will make for less and less the Freedom of speech and so there goes our 1st Amendment.

don76550

She will not have my vote, I don't vote for democrats in general and especially liberal democrats.

jgamon

If you vote for people with liberal beliefs, then crime will remain high. Most all Liberal run cities are high in crime.

Asquad5

This is Killeen we're talking about, crime is going to be high no matter who you vote for liberal or conservative 🙄.

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