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2020 Corpus Christi City Council, mayoral candidates

The entire Corpus Christi City Council, including the mayor, could change after the Nov. 3 general election. However, the only person who will definitely not be in this picture next year is Councilor Everett Roy (top row, second from left) of District 1, who did not file for re-election. Courtesy photo

The candidates for Corpus Christi mayor and City Council have filed. Ten will be on the ballot for mayor, 13 for three at-large seats, and 12 for the five district seats. The next step is drawing names for placement on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. The drawing takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in City Hall.

Here are the candidates’ names in order of when they filed:


• Joe McComb (incumbent)

• Carolyn Vaughn (current Precinct 1 Nueces County commissioner)

• Joe Michael Perez

• Eric Rodriguez

• Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal de Pancho Villa (listed in filing as Pancho Villa)

• Roberto Seidner

• John Medina

• Paulette Guajardo (current at-large council member)

• Priscilla Leal Gonzalez

• Xzavyur Calkusic


• Deanna Michelle King

• Myron Grossman

• Mike Pusley (former Precinct 1 Nueces County commissioner)

• Michael Hunter (incumbent)

• Liz Perez

• John Martinez

• Larry White

• Brian Rosas (former District 2 council member)

• Richard Diaz

• Patricia Pena-Noyola

• Ricardo Hankerson

• John Garcia

• Efrain “Frank” Arriaga Jr.


From Calallen down Refinery Row. Includes downtown and North Beach. Incumbent Everett Roy did not file for re-election. Roy was appointed to the position in April 2018 and re-elected in the November 2018 mid-term election.

Billy Lerma

Neely Balko

Eli McKay

Rachel Ann Caballero


Parts of Central City, including a portion of Ocean Drive near Christus Spohn Shoreline, southwest to the Horne Road and Ayers Street area, then diagonally to a section of South Padre Island Drive and La Palmera Mall.

Ben Molina (Incumbent)

• Sylvia Campos


Agnes Street to Old Brownsville Road, down to a portion of the Southside near Cabaniss Field.

• Roland Barrera(incumbent)

• Herbert Rubio


Encompasses a portion of southernmost Ocean Drive, the entirety of Flour Bluff city, portions of Padre and Mustang islands.

• Dan Grimsbo

• Greg Smith (incumbent)

• Kaylynn Paxson

• Jim Klein Occupation


Includes the Country Club area south to Oso Creek in what is considered the city’s growth corridor.

• Gil Hernandez (incumbent)

• John R. Luis

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Stephen Gambill —
It would be helpful to voters to provide information about the candidates, or links to any existing info, so we know who and what we're voting for.

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