Bech Bruun released the following statement in response to Governor Abbott’s Letter to the former Congressman:
“I wholeheartedly agree with Governor Abbott that this district needs leadership and Congressional District 27 should not have to pay the price for former Congressman Farenthold’s actions. I have felt this way since Day 1 and have been the only one in my race on record to ask him to repay the $84,000 back to the taxpayers.
I decided to get into this race when Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and my family’s home in Rockport. I served on the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas and I knew right away the long term recovery efforts it would take on the federal level to rebuild our Gulf Coast. In my heart, I knew then and I know now more than ever that I am the most qualified to take my experience serving the State of Texas and use it to serve the needs of the constituents throughout CD-27.”