Texas Water Development Board Chair Bech Bruun resigned on Thursday, December 7, and is expected to file as a Republican and run for Texas’ 27th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi). Bruun previously worked under former Gov. Rick Perry and state Rep. Todd Hunter, before becoming a member of the Water Development Board in 2013. He was later appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to chair the entity in 2015.