Breaking: Nueces County Commissioner To Announce Candidacy For Corpus Christi Mayor

Nueces County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn will announce Wednesday morning that she will be stepping down from her duties as commissioner to run for mayor of Corpus Christi.

Vaughn confirmed on Tursday that she will be holding a press conference Wednesday morning to formally announce her intent. Vaughn filed her campaign paperwork on Tuesday

The announcement comes as many Corpus Christi residents question sitting Mayor Joe McComb and his often absence from city/county press conferences and the current direction of the Corpus Christi city council.

Vaughn, a former city councilmember herself was appointed to the Commissioner’s Court on March 14, 2018. The vacancy will allow for County Judge Barbara Canales to appoint a replacement for Vaughn’s seat.