Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

CITY COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS

A number of our regular readers have asked us who we believe would best serve Corpus Christi in the November 6 general election.  After much consideration here are our endorsements in the race to elect leaders for the next two years on our city issues.

MAYOR

Joe McComb

Joe McComb

Joe McComb

There is no other candidate more qualified to be mayor of Corpus Christi than incumbent Mayor Joe McComb. McComb has a long history of civic and public service that stretches back decades and has provided a steady hand in times of trouble such as Hurricane Harvey and issues with the city’s water system. At a time when there is a call for voters to select younger candidates, Joe McComb should be everyone’s exception because he brings a balanced view to council decisions that come only with a historical perspective on our city and what it needs.

There are four other candidates in the race: Michael Hall, Aislynn Campbell, Ray Madrigal de Pancho Villa and Dan McQueen. None of them bring the experience or qualifications to the job necessary to guide our city over the next two years.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: DAN MCQUEEN AND MICHAEL HALL

Dan McQueen

Dan McQueen

Back in January of last year, Mayor Dan McQueen – who came out of nowhere to win the job as Mayor of Corpus Christi – resigned after 37 days in office.

McQueen, an engineer who talked a good game, never quite figured out what a mayor could and couldn’t do, liked to talk about budget figures and didn’t seem to care if they were right or wrong, and never got the hang of working with other city council members or answering to the public.

It was a boondoggle Corpus Christi will not soon forget.

After a short run for the U.S. Senate (where he also dropped out) McQueen is back on the ballot again — hoping Corpus Christi residents will forget his short tenure – and give him another chance at being Mayor of Corpus Christi.