Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, is now a legislative liaison for the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort after his resignation from Congress.
"I’m starting a new job today that has an hour-and-a-half commute… you’re going to have me listening and calling in a whole lot now," Farenthold said on KKTX-AM’s "Lago in the Morning," The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.
The port said that Farenthold’s job would be promoting the port’s agenda. “Blake has always been a strong supporter of the Calhoun Port Authority and is familiar with the issues facing the Port… the Board looks forward to the services Blake can provide in assisting the Port with matters in Washington, D.C.,” a statement from the port said.
The former congressman will be responsible for increasing the small port’s profile, the report said.
State records do not show Farenthold registered as a lobbyist, the report said.
Farenthold announced in December that he would not run for a fifth term in Congress, following reports that $84,000 in taxpayer money had been used to pay a former aide in a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. After Farenthold resigned April 6, lawmakers on the House Ethics Committee urged him to pay back the money, HuffPost reported.
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