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Two Killeen councilmembers step down to run for mayor

The city charter requires a current councilmember who decides to run for mayor must resign their seat at least 40 days prior to the election. (Source: City of Killeen) The city charter requires a current councilmember who decides to run for mayor must resign their seat at least 40 days prior to the election. (Source: City of Killeen)
KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

Mayor Pro Tem Jose Segarra and Councilmember Elizabeth Blackstone resigned their seats on Killeen City Council yesterday in order to run for mayor in the May 7 municipal election.

Segarra has served as Mayor Pro Tem since May 2015, and Blackstone has served as an at large council member since May 2012.

She also served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2013 to 2015.

The city charter requires a current councilmember who decides to run for mayor must resign their seat at least 40 days prior to the election.

With the two new vacancies, a special election is supposed to be called, according to the charter. However, in this instance, no election will be held since the May election promises to fill a large vacancy.

Early voting will take place at Killeen City Hall, Gilmore Senior Center and Lions Club Park Senior Center April 25 and May 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 26 through May 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More election information is available at KilleenTexas.gov/Election.

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