Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Live: Railroad Commission Election Results (Update)

The races are largely a forgone conclusion, but thanks to our friends at the Texas Tribune, we’ll be carrying live election results for the two races for the Railroad Commission of Texas (which oversees oil and gas drilling in the state) tonight.

Update: The results are in

Running for re-election is chairman Barry Smitherman, who faces an easy road back to the commission as no Democratic candidate is opposing him (though there are Libertarian and Green Party candidates in both races). For the open seat, Republican attorney Christi Craddick is widely expected to defeat Democratic candidate Dale Henry. As the results come in, the widget above will display them. And you can listen to live election coverage on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin and KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston.

And be sure to check out our earlier story on how oil and gas dollars fueled the races for the commission.



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