Current Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ted Long announced last week he will not seek another term.
Bruns, a Republican, owns and operates his own business in Goliad County and said his main emphasis would be to cut county spending.
“You can’t ask for more money if you’ve already spent too much money,” Bruns wrote in a statement to the Advance-Guard. “That applies to our county, just like it applies to my successful businesses. The budgets always balance and there is fairness. Everybody’s needs are met as much as possible, but my budgets always balance. I think my knowledge of our county and of its residents is one of the strengths I will bring to commissioners court.”
Bruns is a third-generation Goliad County resident. He said he would be willing to work with other local government bodies.
“As an elected official, I will understand that there is always some give and take between people or between other entities like the school district and the city,” Bruns said. “I don’t stop negotiating or working toward satisfaction for all those who are concerned. That’s true in my businesses and will continue to be true if I am elected to represent Precinct 4 and to be accountable to all the citizens of our county.”
Filing for candidacy begins Nov. 9 and ends Dec. 9. The primary elections will be held March 4 and the general election will be Nov. 4, 2014.