Four Corpus Christi City Council members, Mayor Nelda Martinez, council members, Mark Scott, David Loeb and Lillian Riojas, are facing recall petitions. One council member is not included in the threat. According to the recall proponent, the effort is because "they represent special interest."
Petitioners need 3,000 for each district candidate and 15,000 for each at-large one. According to the City Secretary, Corpus Christi has not held a recall in at least 30 years.