Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Railroad Commission Results: Craddick and Smitherman Win

Photos courtesy of Craddick for Texas/Smitherman for Texas

Republican Christi Craddick, left, and incumbent Republican Barry Smitherman, both won seats on the Railroad Commission of Texas.

As expected, both Republicans running for the Railroad Commission of Texas won their seats tonight.

Republican chairman Barry Smitherman easily won re-election to the state agency that oversees oil and gas drilling. Smitherman faced no Democratic opponent.

In the race for the open seat, Republican attorney Christi Craddick defeated Democratic candidate Dale Henry.

Both candidates received significant funding from the oil and gas industry.


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