Statement from Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter Regarding Railroad Commission Race Victories


AUSTIN - The following statement may be attributed to Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter:

“I would like to congratulate my colleague, Chairman Barry Smitherman, and my friend, Christi Craddick, on their victories in the Republican primary run-off election.

“Having grown up in the Permian Basin and practicing oil and gas law, Christi has the knowledge and experience to successfully regulate the most prominent industry in our great state. This background, along with her strong conservative values, is why I was proud to offer her my endorsement during the election.

“I look forward to having Christi join me and Chairman Smitherman on the Commission. Together, we will continue to fight for economic prosperity, energy independence and state primacy.”


David J. Porter was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission on November 2, 2010. A Certified Public Accountant and successful small business owner, Commissioner Porter has worked with oil and gas producers for nearly three decades providing strategic financial advice and tax counsel. He has a long record of pro-business, free market, conservative credentials.