Killeen, TX—February 15, 2019—Sandra Blankenship, a retired nurse, community leader, and former candidate for Texas State House announced her candidacy for Killeen City Council in District 3 today. Mrs. Blankenship filed her candidate committee forms with the Killeen City Secretary's Office on January 29th.
A military spouse, Mrs. Blankenship moved with her husband to Killeen in 1995. Mrs. Blankenship graduated from the Central Texas College nursing program at the top of her class and made a career as a pediatric home health nurse in Killeen for 15 years. Since retiring from nursing, she has been been involved in several community organizations that focus on helping the underprivileged in Killeen. She is a Master Gardener involved in the Killeen Municipal Court Garden to grow food for various shelters and food banks in our community. Mrs. Blankenship serves as Parliamentarian for Killeen LULAC Herencia 4297 and is the Treasurer for the Bell County Texas Democratic Women.
“I am running for City Council because I believe that our representatives should work to put the future of our families first, and that experience comes best by listening and deeply engaging with citizens like us. It is absolutely vital to our economic success and stability that we make Killeen more welcoming to businesses and residents alike, embracing and protecting the spectrum of voices and experiences that build the foundation of the gem of a city that we all share.”
“Our next City Council Member should be an advocate for every individual in the district, someone who takes the long view toward building a better Killeen for the next generation, far beyond the scope of a two-year term. We have incredible opportunities over the next decade years to reduce waste and improve government efficiency, secure our city's water supply, and embrace the renewable energy economy. I believe we can solve these issues while also investing in our quality of life to retain and attract the brightest minds, so people of all ages and backgrounds can find a meaningful life in right here in Killeen.”
“I look forward to running a positive campaign, meeting more of my neighbors, and embracing opportunities for consensus-building and collaboration to make great policy for everyone in Killeen.”
Mrs. Blankenship will hold her public campaign kickoff on Friday, March 1 at 6:00PM at Suite 107 in One Killeen Center (1711 E Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76543). For more information about Mrs. Blankenship, please visit https://www.sandraforkilleen.com/, https://www.facebook.com/SandraforKilleen, and @Sandra4Killeen on Twitter.