GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Pauken Tuesday offered thoughts on the make-up of the Texas Water Development Board as announced by Governor Rick Perry on Aug. 16:??

“The failure of Governor Perry to appoint a board member familiar with the water needs of agriculture concerns me.??

“Only one of the three appointees has extensive experience with the water issue and no member appears likely to represent adequately the water interests of Texas farmers and ranchers.??

“As governor, I will correct this oversight and ensure that Texas agriculture has a seat at the table regarding water development.”