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Joe McComb will run again for top city position

Posted at 10:53 PM, Sep 04, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Mayor Joe McComb says he will run for mayor of Corpus Christi once again.

McComb says one of his reasons to run is to provide new city manager Peter Zanoni with some consistency.

"I feel like we ... have an obligation to try to give him as much consistency for the next couple of years as we can, in terms of the council that brought him here, to really let him get his feet planted," said McComb.

McComb is impressed with Zanoni's budget proposal for street repairs,public safety, and a new office designed to tackle the homelessness issue.

"(We will) coordinate all of the services that are out there and try to get these people in the service that can give them the best chance for hope and the rebirth of their life," McComb explained.

Other reasons McComb says are motivating him to run again are the strong local economy, school and Port activity, and the construction of the new Harbor Bridge.

McComb would be running for his second full term as mayor. He won his first term in a runoff election in December of last year. Before that, McComb won a special mayoral election in 2017, after Dan McQueen resigned after just 37 days in office.

McComb will officially announce his re-election bid Thursday.