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McComb claims runoff victory over Michael Hall to return to mayoral office

Posted: 9:00 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-18 22:20:12-05

Incumbent Joe McComb toppled Michael Hall in the runoff for the Corpus Christi mayoral race.

McComb finished with 10,952 votes and 59.99 percent of the ballots cast. Hall, a political novice making his first race, had 7,303 votes for 40.01 percent.

McComb came within a handful of votes in the Nov. 6 general election when he polled 49.73 percent in a race with five candidates. He started off fast in the early voting in the runoff, claiming a lead of 2,811 votes,  and maintained a sizable lead.

More than 12,000 voters cast their ballots during early voting, which ended Friday, according to online Nueces County election records. Those voters represented 6.7 percent of the total registered voters.

McComb becomes the first incumbent to be re-elected as Corpus Christi mayor since Loyd Neal earned a second term in 2001.