Killeen: 13 council candidates field questions at forum

A forum in Killeen Monday night gave voters a better idea of who they will cast their votes for during the upcoming local election May 4. (Photo by Eric Franklin)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A forum in Killeen Monday night gave voters a better idea of who they will cast their votes for during the upcoming local election May 4.

The 13 candidates running for three at-large seats on the Killeen City Council talked about some of the big issues affecting their area such the city’s budget crime and other issues.

Candidates where asked questions in two groups. Although the questions were different the topics remained the same.

The incumbents running for Killeen City Council supported tackling issues using a citywide approach.

The candidates in attendants running for the council seats generally had similar views during a candidate forum Monday evening at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

With more 50 residents in attendance, the candidates addressed what they would do for the City of Killeen if elected and their opinions on other issues concerning the city.

Incumbents P. Juan Rivera I and Butch Menking I face 11 challengers including Leo J. Gukeisen, Carla Escalante, Kenny Wells, Rickey "Rick" Williams, Rosalyn "Roz" Finley, Elizabeth Blackstone, Ken Wilkerson, Edward Skinner, Nina M. Cobb Mellisa Brown, and Tolly James, Jr.

The election is on May 2.