Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Endorses Bech Bruun for Congress In District 27
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced his support for Bech Bruun in the race for CD-27, a 13-county district which spans as far south as Nueces County and as far north as Bastrop County. The district includes counties that were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
“In response to the worst one-year drought in recorded Texas history in 2011, the Texas Legislature re-constituted the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) into a full time Board starting in 2013. As I sought to appoint new leadership to the Board to tackle the critical and growing statewide challenge of developing a resilient water supply, I knew exactly the right man for the job – Bech Bruun,” said Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas history. “In his time serving as both a board member and chairman, Bech was directly responsible for dispatching billions of dollars worth of water infrastructure across the state ensuring Texas will be better prepared for the next drought thus securing our state’s prosperous economic future.”
“The Coastal Bend needs this type of experienced leadership now more than ever,” said Perry. “Bech first began working for me as an intern at the age of 19. Fourteen years later I tapped him to lead a state agency with billions of dollars worth of financial capacity. I did so because I knew I could always trust Bech to do the right thing. Now, it’s time for him to take this real world experience back to his hometown of Corpus Christi, help rebuild the Texas coast and be a conservative voice and champion for the people of CD-27.”
During Bruun’s tenure at the TWDB he oversaw the financing of various water supply projects across the expanse of CD 27 from a seawater desalination strategy for the city of Corpus Christi to the Lower Colorado River Authority’s $235 million Lane City off-channel reservoir currently under construction in Wharton County. Prior to his joining the TWDB, Bruun served on Governor Rick Perry’s senior staff as his Director of Appointments advising the Governor on how to fill thousands of appointed boards and commissions. Bruun, a licensed attorney, also provided counsel on judicial appointments including those to the Texas Supreme Court.
District 27 covers 13 counties including all of Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Refugio, Calhoun, Matagorda, Jackson, Wharton, Lavaca and Victoria counties. It also includes parts of Gonzales, Bastrop and Caldwell counties.