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Killeen Texas - Election results unchanged following Bell County Killeen recount 23 May 2022 ( news )
Killeen , state Texas ( By Press Release office)
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Committee confirmed May 7 At - large results after recount petition filed; swearing in to occur Monday
KILLEEN , Texas ( May 23 , 2022 ) – The City of Killeen has confirmed the results of the May 7 election , making way for a swearing in of new At - large councilmembers , following a recount .
On Sunday , May 22 , City of Killeen’s Mayor Debbie Nash - King managed and supervised the recount . Bell County administered the recount at the Lions Club Park Senior Center , which began at 10a . m .
Councilwoman Mellisa Brown filed the recount petition on May 17 , delaying the swearing in ceremony for former mayor Jose Segarra , current at - large councilmember Ken Wilkerson and newcomer Ramon Alvarez , who won the three at - large seats receiving 23% , 21% and 17% of the votes respectively on May 7 . Current Council member , Brown , had received 1 , 748 votes , which was 26 less than Alvarez at the time . All results were posted to the Bell County website .
“The City of Killeen worked closely with Bell County to ensure everyone followed the necessary steps in the recount process and was fair and thorough , ” said Mayor Nash - King . “We will follow protocol and proceed with these results . ”
The recount was done manually , as requested by Brown and all candidates had the right to be present at the recount , per the Texas Elections Code . Brown was present .
The swearing in ceremony for Segarra , Wilkerson and Alvarez is set to happen today , Monday , May 23 at 5p . m . in the City Hall Chambers . Killeen Municipal Court Judge Kris Krishna will conduct the swearing in .
Mayor Debbie - Nash King was sworn in as mayor during the May 17 Special Council meeting . Nash - King received 72% of the votes to remain mayor of Killeen . During the Special Council meeting , council canvassed the votes , as required by state law .
For more election information , visit the City’s website at
KilleenTexas . gov/Election
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