Former Mayor Dan McQueen pens book detailing 37 days as mayor

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 12:00:51-04

Former Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen, who resigned after only 37 days in office, has put pen to paper and published a book titled, “37 Day Mayor: Truth – FAKE NEWS – America’s Future.”

The book details his brief tenure a mayor, adding the final punctuation on his short term as mayor.

Dan McQueen's Book
Dan McQueen released a book about his 37 days as mayor or Corpus Christi.

McQueen, in his brief tenure as mayor, attacked city leaders in online and then in mid-January abruptly announced his resignation via Facebook, posting:

“Consider this my resignation. I resign immediately. The city can no longer deal with such differing views and divisiveness. I step down from my position as Mayor, in order to allow the council and city to regain focus on success,” he wrote.

McQueen ended his Facebook resignation with:

“Sorry, they are now into my ex-wives and kids. Nothing good will come from that mess.”

McQueen was an active social media user who did not pull punches when addressing political opponents or the media. He had numerous high-profile feuds with individuals and media outlets in regards to posts he made on Facebook. The sudden resignation marked the end of a rocky and short tenure as mayor.

KRIS 6 News investigated McQueen’s credentials and the relationship of his then Chief of Staff, Shari Douglas. Both McQueen and Douglas shared a home address, raising questions as to her position violating the city’s nepotism policy about employment, which includes domestic partner relationships in its definition. Douglas stepped down from her position in mid-January as well.

KRIS 6 News’ investigation also included McQueen’s educational background as well, finding no evidence of his degree from Florida State University in electrical engineering.