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Council members wait for answers from Mayor McQueen

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Mayor Dan McQueen. Mayor Dan McQueen.
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Several city council members are calling on Mayor Dan McQueen to answer questions a recent KRIS 6 News investigation brought to light. Those questions have to do with his chief of staff and his engineering background in regards to his education.

Specifically, what is his relationship to his chief of staff and does he actually have an engineering degree from Florida State University, as he's claimed? 6 Investigates found no record of that degree.

"That's a concern to me. I'm big on ethics. So, that's a concern to me. I want to know the answer to that," councilwoman Carolyn Vaughn says.

"To me, it's a little embarrassing for our city... He needs to explain himself on what exactly (is) occurring and maybe he can have an explanation that people will be able to understand," councilwoman Lucy Rubio says.

Other council members call the questions a distraction, though all of them are eager for resolution.

"It's been bad enough with the water boils and the water bans, and this is one additional issue to contend with," councilman Rudy Garza says.

"Mayor McQueen is going to be able to handle his own issues, but right now, we're going to be working on focusing on the city council agenda today, and try our best to do what's best for the city," councilman Michael Hunter says.

Claiming to represent others who want the same thing, Corpus Christi resident Susie Luna-Saldana is calling for McQueen's resignation.

"That's the best thing for the city, but if that's not going to happen, then my next step to it is we're going to have to a look at a recall election," she says.

In light of everything that's happened, the city's ethics commission may end up investigating.

As of 7:40 pm, McQueen has not responded to numerous KRIS 6 News requests for comment.

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