The race for three Killeen at-large seats is now down to 13 people as one candidate withdrew from the race.

Patsy Bracey

Patsy Bracey

Patsy Bracey submitted paperwork to the city staff on Thursday morning stating that she would no longer want to be on the ballot for the May 2 municipal election.

The registered nurse filed to run in the heavily contested at-large race on Feb. 14.

Bracey, chair of the Senior Citizen’s Advisory Board, cited the reason as “I am fine where I am right now.”

“My focus is the senior advisory, and our senior citizens,” Bracey told the Herald on Thursday.

Today is the last day for ballot candidates to withdraw in order to be omitted from the ballot.

Candidates were at City Hall Thursday to draw for the order of their names to be on the ballot.

The following is all of the candidates on the May 2 ballot as of Thursday:


Jose Segarra, running unopposed


  • Leo J. Gukeisen
  • Carla Escalante
  • Kenny Wells
  • Rickey “Rick” Williams
  • Rosalyn “Roz” Finley
  • P. Juan Rivera
  • Elizabeth Blackstone
  • Ken Wilkerson
  • Edward Skinner
  • Nina M. Cobb
  • Mellisa Brown
  • Butch Menking
  • Tolly James, Jr.

The last day to register to vote is April 2.

In future articles, the Herald will list the names in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Monique Brand - Killeen Daily Herald

mbrand@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567


City Hall Reporter

Monique 'Mo' Brand joined the Herald in May 2019. Before that, she covered border coverage and county government in Arizona. She also worked as a reporter in Kerrville, Los Angeles, and Norfolk Virginia. The U.S. Navy veteran grew up in Killeen.

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