The City of Killeen will hold a swearing in ceremony for one new councilmember and three incumbents on Tuesday, May 16, during a Special City Council meeting at 5p.m. in City Hall Chambers (101 N. College Street), following the May 6 election.
The vote will be canvassed at a special meeting at 4 p.m. and the 5 p.m. meeting will be to consider an ordinance canvassing the election results
Incumbents Michael Boyd, Nina Cobb and Jessica Gonzalez, and newcomer Joseph Solomon will be sworn in. The new council will also elect a mayor pro tem to be sworn in as well.
In the final unofficial tabulation, Gonzalez defeated challenger Gabriel Montalvo, 277-213, to retain the District 1 seat. Solomon defeated incumbent Riakos “Rock” Adams in District 2, 501-230. Cobb defeated Patsy Bracey, 422-116, to keep the District 3 seat and Boyd ran unopposed in District 4. All results were posted to the City of Killeen website at www.KilleenTexas.gov/Election.
During the Special Council meeting, council will canvass votes and the Oath of Office will be administered to the newly-elected officials. The agenda item of adopting the ordinance to canvas returns is a state law requirement where results are recognized and made official.
The district councilmembers join the following at-large councilmembers: Ramon Alvarez, Jose Segarra and Ken Wilkerson.
City of Killeen elections for city council district members are held in May of each odd year. Elections for mayor and city council at-large members are held in May of each even year.
For more election information, visit the City’s website at www.KilleenTexas.gov/Election.