KILLEEN, Texas – The Killeen City Council has voted unanimously to approve the District Four second election between Michael Boyd and Steve Harris for Saturday, June 12.
The first election ended in an unprecedented tie, with both candidates finishing with 181 votes.
Boyd finds a silver lining in the tie, “The tie did a great job showing the level of engagement and participation and interest in this election. It means we have to go back to the drawing board, speak to the residents, find out more about what their concerns are, and work to curtail our campaign and make sure we are reaching those residents.”
The city was given a time frame of June 2 – June 12 to hold the election, with officials pushing for the end of the window to allow more time to create ballots.
With a few extra weeks, the candidates are headed out to the campaign trail.
“That means going back into the neighborhoods, learning from the residents, making sure we understand the concerns and making sure we are planning to meet those concerns should we get elected,” Boyd said. “It gives us extra time to get out in the evenings and in the mornings to speak to the residents, and that’s really what it’s all about. Speaking to the individuals.”
Harris could not be reached for comment, as he was participating in the City Council meeting.