McComb announces mayoral reelection bid

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 18:47:47-04

Joe McComb wants another term as Corpus Christi’s mayor.  But why?

“I love being the mayor, I’m honored to be mayor, and I’m humbled being mayor,” said McComb.  “It’s just been a great experience for me.”

McComb kicked off his reelection campaign Wednesday with an announcement at City Hall.

He was elected 11 months ago in a special election, following Dan McQueen’s resignation after just 37 days in office.

McComb describes his first 11 months as mayor as “a roller coaster ride”, but despite the peaks and valleys of the job, McComb says he’s proud of the degree of transparency he and the council brought to the city.

“I’ve seen people seem to have a little restoration of their faith in what city government does,” said McComb.  “You’re not going to please all the people all the time, but I understand that.”

However, Mayor McComb says he’s most proud of how the city came together in the wake of tragedy.

“How we faced and responded to Hurricane Harvey, the people were just outstanding,” said McComb.

If reelected, McComb has two major priorities for his second term in office.

“We need to focus on the basics,” said McComb.  “That’s what we ran on last time, and we’re making great strides, but streets are extremely important, residential streets.  And then water, that’s the key to success. We’re going to make sure we’ve got an adequate water supply.”

McComb believes benefits from these infrastructure improvements are the path to growing the city.

“I think we’re on just on the verge of some really dynamic growth,’ said McComb.  “We want our infrastructure to be in place to generate private sector investment in our community.”

While he announced his candidacy, McComb hasn’t yet filed his paperwork.  The filing period for city elections opens July 21st.