The Killeen City Council is looking for the right person to fill the District 3 seat which became vacant after the passing of Councilman Jim Kilpatrick.

Councilman Kilpatrick died Jan. 5, and since his term remains open till May 1, the seat needs to be filled.

According to a report from the Killeen Daily Herald, and citing a City of Killeen news release, the City of Killeen charter requires that a vacancy occurring more than 90 days before an election shall be filled by appointment.

Qualified applicants must be bona fide residents of District 3, must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old and must not have been convicted of a felony. They must have continuously lived in and been registered to vote in Texas for the previous 12 months and continuously lived in and been registered to vote in District 3 for the previous six months.

Applications are available in the city secretary’s office at City Hall, 101 N. College Street. Completed applications must be returned in person to the city secretary by 5 p.m. Feb. 12, according to the release.

The mayor and City Council plan to interview candidates Feb. 18.

By the way, if you're interested in watching Killeen City Council meetings and downloading minutes, materials presented to the council, and more, be sure to bookmark this link. If you miss a meeting, you'll be able to view video of it on that website.

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