Full Time Leadership, Long Term Commitment

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my campaign for Corpus Christi Mayor.

As your Mayor, I will serve you full time and pledge to make the long term commitment that is required to build the long term solutions we need to the many issues confronting our community. 

We are a city with a $1 billion budget and it is time for full-time leadership.  With your vote, I will build and recover our economy, fix our streets, strengthen public safety, and redefine our city’s role in public health – because public health is public safety.

As Mayor, I will engage with every level of government and work with the private sector to help us grow our economy and create the jobs that give our residents the opportunity to live, work, raise a family and retire here.

I respectfully ask for your vote.

About Paulette

Paulette Guajardo, was born and raised in Corpus Christi. Her parents, Juan and Magdalena Rodriguez, instilled in her the value of obtaining an education and service to others.

After graduating from Flour Bluff High School, Paulette continued her education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration.

Embarking on a career in the insurance industry, Paulette opened her own small business. She owned and operated her own Allstate Insurance agency before selling it after 15 successful years. During that time, she learned the challenges facing small business owners, how problem solving is vital to keeping a business thriving, and how they are critical to keeping Corpus Christi’s economy growing and prospering.

First elected to serve as a Corpus Christi Council Member at Large in November 2016 and re-elected with the most votes of any at-large city council member in November 2018, Paulette has been a strong advocate of our Veterans and our Seniors. She is committed to causes that positively impact the community and support economic development, the environment and quality of life for residents.

Councilwoman Guajardo is a trusted leader who is committed to building and recovering our economy, fixing our streets, strengthening public safety and redefining our role in public health. She is solutions oriented, focused on growing our economy, infrastructure issues, and Corpus Christi’s public safety challenges.

Throughout her lifetime, Paulette has served the community in various capacities, including board leadership with the Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter, Catholic Charities of South Texas, Texas A&M Corpus Christi Alumni Board, Art Museum of South Texas, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Foster Angels of South Texas and the Citizens Review Team at Child Protective Services.

A devoted mother and wife, Paulette is married to local attorney, Victor Guajardo Jr. They have one son, Jude Victor. Both Paulette and Victor have deep roots in the community and along with their son, they are dedicated to preserving the values that make Corpus Christi a wonderful place to call home.




Paulette’s Priorities

With your vote, I will work to secure a better, safer, and more prosperous future for all of Corpus Christi.

Working together we can build a city that’s an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. As mayor, we will increase community outreach and greater public participation.

Streets 

Corpus Christi streets must be repaired. As Mayor, I will prioritize fixing our streets for our hard working families.

I am on the record having voted to double our street maintenance repair budget and as your mayor, I am committed to continuing and expanding on those efforts as we rebuild our economy. With your vote, I will:

  • Keep our streets a top priority
  • Move forward the Concrete Street Maintenance Program
  • Expand street synchronization to lessen vehicle impact
  • Support the residential street repair and reconstruction programs
  • Enhance the street striping program
  • Create a streets repair dashboard to provide transparency to the taxpayer
  • Support a sidewalk program for our neighborhoods
  • Work with the Metropolitan Planning Organization on infrastructure development planning

 Public Safety 

Your safety will always be my highest priority. 

I led the effort to hire more police officers and this is why as your Councilwoman At Large I was twice endorsed by the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association.

As Mayor I will keep fighting to fund our police officers. I led the effort to hire more police officers because the Corpus Christi Police Department had not grown in 20 years. This was despite an increase in calls and population. I also started the effort to hold the first-ever City workshop on the Corpus Christi Police Department after learning Corpus Christi had the lowest number of police officers per population of all the major cities in Texas.

 As your Mayor, I am committed to ensuring the health and safety of you and your family by:

  • Implement the latest technology to enhance public safety and increase the efficiency of department operations
  • Provide officers with the resources to lower response times
  • Expand and support community policing efforts

Fire

Every second counts when you dial 911.

On Council, I have been part of the effort to ensure the Fire Department reaches full strength by July 2021.  Your health and safety should be City Hall’s highest priority.  As your Mayor it will be mine and I will:

  • Re-establish the Firefighter Academy in 2021
  • Work to create an expansion plan for the future of our public safety needs
  • Work to improve EMS response times
  • Prioritize funding for the needed replacement of aging fire trucks
  • Fire Department testing of nursing homes

Public Health

I will continue working as Mayor to:

  • Support an assessment of our community Health District
  • Create a strategic plan for future operations
  • Evaluate the public health role of the police and fire departments
  • Address homelessness as part of public health outreach 
  • Grow the partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank to address food insecurity

Grow Our Economy

As your Mayor, I will focus on creating and attracting new jobs and bringing new businesses into our City.  We need jobs that will create careers for our residents that will grow our economy for a better future.  With your support I will:

  • Create Corpus Christi Moving Forward – an economic plan for Corpus Christi’s future
  • Create new jobs by recruiting and attracting new businesses
  • Help existing businesses grow by making it easier for them to do business in our city
  • Partner with the private sector to develop job training programs to fill the jobs of the future
  • Work with Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on a Tourism Industry Recovery Plan
  • Work to attain additional funding from the state and federal governments

Join Our Team

This race will define the future of Corpus Christi for years to come. Our campaign needs your help getting Paulette’s message of building a more prosperous community for every resident.

Our campaign has many needs and we can’t with this race without your help.

Please let us know how you would like to help elect Paulette as our next mayor.

Contact

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Corpus, Christi, TX 78403
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