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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.