The City of Corpus Christi confirms Mayor Dan McQueen posted a resignation statement on Facebook and subsequently submitted an email resignation to City Secretary Rebecca Huerta. 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.