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Corpus Christi to vote on council, mayor, bonds

Some 23 individuals have filed for nine places on the Corpus Christi City Council for the Nov. 8 mid-term election. Residents can register to vote through Oct. 11. Early voting is from Oct. 24-Nov. 4.

Voters will choose a mayor and eight City Council slots (three at-large and five serving individual districts). All incumbents, except District 2 representative Ben Molina, have filed and will stand for re-election.

With the filing deadline past, the candidates who will appear on the ballot are:

Mayor

  • Paulette Guajardo (incumbent)
  • John Wright

At-large (top three vote-getters win)

  • Mike Pusley (incumbent)
  • John Martinez (incumbent)
  • Michael Hunter (incumbent)
  • Rachel Caballero
  • Rene Cervantes
  • John Garcia
  • Jim Klein
  • Nancy Vera

District 1

  • Billy Lerma (incumbent)
  • Tracy McCall
  • Everett Roy

District 2

  • Sylvia Campos
  • Brian Rosas
  • Mark Scott

District 3

  • Roland Barrera (incumbent)
  • Armon Alex
  • Eric Cantu

District 4

  • Greg Smith (incumbent)
  • Dan Suckley

District 5

  • Gil Hernandez (incumbent)
  • Christopher Hegg

Council members serve two-year terms and are term limited.

Voters on Nov. 8 will also decide on a bond package that would fund $128 million in public improvements. Projects include street and park upgrades, new police and fire stations, and renovations to the La Retama Central Library.

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