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One of the state’s top leaders in the beef and agriculture industry and one of Texas’ most well-known grassroots leaders for Republican women, have been named district wide co-chairs for the Bech Bruun for Congress campaign.
Bob McCan of Victoria, former president of the National Catttlemen’s Beef Association, and Rebecca Bradford of Corpus Christi, a successful business owner who has led the state’s largest Republican women’s organization, both cited Bruun’s proven leadership and conservative service to the State of Texas for agreeing to chair the campaign.
Bruun is in a runoff on May 22 for the 13-county Congressional seat which stretches from Nueces County to Victoria and into Wharton County and west to Bastrop and Caldwell counties. Bruun, a Corpus Christi native who resigned as Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board to run for the office, finished first in a six-man race in the March primary.
“I’m a fifth-generation Texan and my family has had a cattle company for almost 140 years in South Texas,” said McCan. “We also operate a large-scale recreational hunting enterprise. Our Victoria County ranch is near the confluence of the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers, which are vital water sources for agriculture, urban, and potential industrial areas. I understand that proven leadership is essential when it comes to representing the needs of our South Texas ranchers and farmers in Washington D.C. This is the reason I have chosen to support and serve as the Congressional District 27 Co-Chair for Bech Bruun for Congress.”
Rebecca Bradford, a longtime GOP grassroots activist, owns a Corpus Christi staffing service with her husband Garry.
“I have known Bech Bruun for 20 years so when I learned he was going to run to represent us in Congress, I was thrilled to know we have an opportunity to elect a Conservative Republican who is already an accomplished leader who gets things done in local, state, and the federal government. That is why I am honored to serve as his District Wide Co-Chair.”
“I’m honored to have Rebecca Bradford and Bob McCan serving as my district wide co-chairs, they represent the fundamental backbone of this district from business, cattle ranching, agriculture, to grassroots, and local leadership. I look forward to working with them to spread the word that I will put the needs of our constituents first in Washington,” Bruun said.
McCan said that Bruun’s knowledge of water issues in Texas will immediately put him at the forefront of one of the most important issues facing Texas and the nation – water.
“In addition to the cattle industry, we’re very concerned about how water will be apportioned in the future. Besides supplying agriculture, cities, and industrial uses, the rivers must also retain enough water to provide freshwater to nearby bay systems, which are ecologically and economically essential.
“Bech understands these needs having been appointed to the Texas Water Development Board by Governor Rick Perry in 2013 and being appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, serving as Chairman since 2015. We need an advocate for South Texas who is proven to get results for South Texas and the Coastal Bend. There is no question in my mind, Bech Bruun is that leader and advocate for the needs of Congressional District 27,” McCan said.
Mrs. Bradford, a longtime friend of Bech Bruun, said that “Bech has held a love for Corpus Christi and South Texas all his life. After all, he was born and raised here. Through his service to the Great State of Texas the past 20 years, Bech has championed our district by getting things done so we can continue to prosper for future generations. That is why I am confident Bech will serve his home district with the same leadership as he did when he worked for Rep. Todd Hunter, Gov. Perry and as Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board under the leadership of Gov. Greg Abbott.”
Bruun campaign consultant Steve Ray said the candidate will roll out county chairs from most of the other 13 counties in the coming days. “These co-chairs are your neighbors and community leaders who want to ensure that we have a Congressman who can get things done for District 27 in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “They want to make sure that voters know Bech and understand the importance of getting out and voting in the runoff on May 22.”
District 27 covers 13 counties including all of Nueces, Aransas, Refugio, Calhoun, Matagorda, Jackson, Wharton, Lavaca and Victoria counties. It also includes parts of San Patricio, Gonzales, Bastrop and Caldwell counties.
CONTACT: Steve Ray, 512-803-0229