Local Government

City Council 
The city council consists of the mayor and 4 councilmembers. Councilmembers are elected by district and the mayor is elected at-large to serve three-year, staggered terms of office.

County Government
Bell County Commissioners Court is the governing body of Bell County. It is made up of a county judge elected countywide and four commissioners elected by precinct. Members serve four-year, staggered terms of office.

State Representatives
Temple residents are represented in the Texas Legislature by one state senator and one state representative. The current state senator for District 24 is Troy Fraser (R). Molly White (R) is the state representative for District 55.
Federal Representatives
Temple residents are represented in the United States Congress by two U.S. senators and one U.S. representative. Current senators, elected statewide, are Ted Cruz (R) and JohnCornyn (R). The U.S. representative for District . The U.S. representative for District 31 is John Carter (R).