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Local man throws his hat in the ring in the race for Mayor

Posted at 6:36 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:36:57-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi mayor Joe McComb has already announced that he is running for re-election, and now he has a challenger.

His name is Eric Rodriguez.

“Living here on the coast, I think environmental issues is a huge thing,” said Rodriguez.

“And I believe that's one of my main qualifications is being able to look at those types of issues and finding solutions for those.”

Rodriguez is a single father who for the past decade has handled environmental management for the department of defense.

He kicked off his campaign Thursday night at the House of Rock.