“Over the last several weeks, I have been honored to hear from folks across West Texas,” Brady wrote. “I have carefully considered whether to pursue that opportunity.”
Brady also wrote, “I still hope to serve in elected office someday. However, I will not be a candidate for the Legislature in 2014.”
Others who have expressed an interest are Steve Massengale, Delwin Jones, Allen Adkins, Dustin Burrows, and Sondra Ziegler.
Technically there is no vacancy to fill. Technically Perry is still on the ballot as the Republican candidate for District 83. But the Republicans are bracing for the high likelihood that Perry will vacate the ballot, and the Republican Chairpersons from seven West Texas counties will chose Perry’s successor on the ballot.