City Secretary Confirms Mayor's Resignation
Corpus Christi City Secretary Rebecca Huerta confirmed during a news conference Mayor Dan McQueen posted a resignation statement on Facebook and subsequently submitted to her an email and a written resignation. According to Texas Election Code Section 201.023, “if an officers submits a resignation, whether to be effective immediately or at a future date, a vacancy occurs on the date the resignation is accepted by the appropriate authority or on the eighth day after the date of its receipt by the authority, whichever is earlier."
The City of Corpus Christi is in the process of preparing necessary background information for the Mayor Pro Tem, Carolyn Vaughn, and City Council members in order to determine next steps if the resignation is accepted at the next City Council meeting. The Corpus Christi Charter details information about elected official vacancies.