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Chesney, McComb Face Off in Debate for Upcoming Runoff Election

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - Runoff elections are scheduled for May 27, and on Wednesday, the two candidates for Precinct 4 County Commissioner took part in a special debate in Flour Bluff.

Incumbent Joe McComb and his opponent in the Republican primary, Brent Chesney, were at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Innovation Center in Flour Bluff for the debate at noon. The event was put on by the Flour Bluff Business Association.

"My opponent continues to say he hasn't raised your taxes, but he has," Chesney said. "He may have good reason for it, and he just needs to own it. Say 'I've done it, and here's why,' instead of saying 'I haven't done it.'"

"I don't think there is any question that taxes are an important issue," McComb said. "Like I've said, we've lowered the tax rate even though the assessments have gone up. One of the fundamental of the Republicans is, if you lower rates, you increase revenue, and that's been a proving track record."

The two candidates have been battling since early this year. Chesney came out on top during the March 4 primary election, but both candidates were well under the required majority to avoid a runoff.