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KRIS 6 profiles mayoral candidate Joe McComb

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At-Large City Councilman Joe McComb. At-Large City Councilman Joe McComb.

Corpus Christians have put him in office before. Now, Joe McComb wants voters to pull the lever for him one more time to make him mayor of Corpus Christi. 

"I've run and owned a family-operated business since 1970 when I got out of Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches," said McComb. 

McComb has the businessman credentials. He also has government experience, since he served on the Corpus Christi City Council in the 80s, early 90s and then became Nueces County Commissioner. 

"I don't have any personal agendas, don't have any hidden agendas. I just want good government," stated McComb. 

McComb agrees with his opponents that the city needs to improve its streets and water system. He argues city leaders are already working on those infrastructure upgrades. 

"We're in very good shape water-wise but we have to maintain an eye on our future...we need to continue to pursue additional water sources and supplies for our community as we grow." 

McComb told KRIS 6 improvements take time and that maintaining infrastructure is costly. 

"How do you eat the elephant? One bite at a time...so we're trying to do as much as we can with the funds that we have available and look for additional sources." 

The candidate has proposed paying for those projects through a gas tax. 

McComb argues if the city stays on the same track, jobs will pour in. 

"We need to make sure that we have the basic infrastructure in place and that we're trying to be as aggressive as we can to make the city viable." 

The special mayoral election is May 6th. The early voting period goes from April 24th - May 2nd. 
You can get the polling locations for early voting by visiting: http://www.kristv.com/story/35017905/early-voting-locations-approved-for-special-election


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