Saturday, June 3, 2017. Brent formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Texas's first congressional district. His announcement was part of a rally planned by Indivisible Nacogdoches at the Nacogdoches County courthouse protesting the repeal of the ACA. Speakers included Matt Moore, candidate for city council, NW Ward, and Mike Strong, Nacogdoches County Chair of the Texas Democratic Party, among others. Thanks to Jay Singz and Drew and Sue Wenner for performing at the event.