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Corpus Christi City Council Runoff 2022 election results are in

Posted at 11:28 PM, Nov 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-14 09:25:07-05


Results for the Corpus Christi City Council runoff elections for Districts 1, 2, and 3 are finally in.

In District 1, incumbent Billy Lerma was defeated by former city council member Everett Roy with Roy winning 52% to 48%.

In District 2 council race, former council member Mark Scott was defeated by Sylvia Campos. Campos also had 52% of the vote to Scott's 48%.

In District 3, incumbent Roland Barrera nearly defeated challenger Eric Cantu by a 51% to 49% margin.

Election Day:

It is back to the polls today for the Corpus Christi City Council runoff elections for Districts 1, 2, and 3.

In District 1, incumbent Billy Lerma will face former councilmember, Everett Roy. Candidates in the District 2 council race are Mark Scott and Sylvia Campos, and in District 3, incumbent Roland Barrera is in a runoff against Eric Cantu.

Voting will take place until 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at each voting location. Curbside voting will be available at all locations, but you must call (361) 888-0303 to request accommodations.

Here is a list of Election Day (Dec.13) locations:

  • Carroll High School – Old Campus (Front Main Entrance), 5301 Weber Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78415
  • Corpus Christi City Hall – (Central Cashiering & Vitals), 1201 Leopard St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • Corpus Christi Fire Station #7, 3723 S. Staples St. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
  • Corpus Christi Fire Station #14, 5901 S. Staples St. Corpus Christi, TX 78413
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center, 5151 McArdle Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
  • Del Mar College West Campus – (Training Room), 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405
  • Greenwood Senior Center – (Art/Bingo Room), 4040 Greenwood Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78416
  • Hilltop Community Center – (South Wing #1), 11425 Leopard St. Corpus Christi, TX 78410
  • Northwest Senior Center at West Guth Park, 9725 Up River Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78410
  • Parkway Presbyterian Church – (Main Entrance), 3707 Santa Fe Corpus Christi, TX 78411
  • The Valencia, 6110 Ayers St. Corpus Christi, TX 78415
  • Zavala Senior Center – (Computer Room), 510 Osage St. Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Runoff Early Voting Locations:

Early voting locations for City Council Districts 1, 2 and 3 are available below.


The races for City Council District 1, District 2, and District 3 will all be decided in a run-off.

The run-off election will be held on Dec. 13, and there will be a week of early voting prior to Election Day.

Candidates need 50 percent of votes to win the ballot, and neither race had a candidate with the necessary votes.

With all voting centers reporting, District 1 sits at incumbent Billy Lerma receiving 4,081 votes (39.12 percent), former city councilman Everett Roy with 3,607 votes (34.58 percent), and Tracy McCall with 2,743 votes (26.3 percent).

In District 2, Mark Scott has a slight lead (6,205 votes, 43.39 percent) over Sylvia Campos (6,021 votes, 42.11 percent), with Brian Rosas (2,073 votes, 14.5 percent) in third.

Lerma and Roy will face off in a run-off election.

Lerma has held the role of a city councilman in District 1 for one term. Lerma’s top goal is to continue projects that have started during his term.

“We have both gateways into Corpus Christi in District 1; the North Beach entrance, which is being fixed up, and we have the I-37 area, which is also being fixed with the new bridge we’re getting there,” Lerma said. “But, at the same time, we’re developing Labonte Park, that’s going to be a five to ten, maybe a 12-year program. That’s important because that’s the first thing people see when they come into Corpus Christi. We’re fixing that up, and we’re going to have great things happening out there for tourists to stop by.”

Roy, who has held the position in the past, said he wants to the area to be safe for the people in it.

“Well, one of the things I want to make sure is that District 1, we continue to be accessible to the people, and we continue to look at things like infrastructure,” he said. “I have a lot of concern out here that our kids are safe, and we continue to take care of our streets and sidewalks. We’ve just got a lot of work to continue.”

In District 2, Scott and Campos will be in the run-off.

Scott, who has also been a city councilman in the past, said he wants to focus on the neighborhoods in District 2.

“For the most part, our conversation has been about: great cities are born on the shoulders of great neighborhoods, so really, it’s about great neighborhoods,” he said. “What does that mean? It means improving neighborhood streets, improving neighborhood parks, and that implies some code enforcement issues. I think we want to get the police force into the neighborhoods, which I think they do a good job of, anyhow. But, we certainly need to spend more energy on neighborhood streets.”

Campos wants to enact change in the city, and her biggest focus will be on the industry.

“We want to be a part of the IDA’s: the Industrial District Agreements, that’s number one, that’s how I started,” she said. “When I found out the industries weren’t paying their fair share, or their fair share in water, that’s when I stepped up. We’re hoping that dialogue keeps coming, I think that’s why you see this slate of team saying basically the same thing.”

The run-off election will be held on Dec. 13, and there will be a week of early voting prior to Election Day.