Railroad Commissioner David Porter Announces New Chief of Staff


AUSTIN  –Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter announced last week that he has hired Caleb Troxclair as his new Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel. Troxclair brings nearly a decade of experience in Texas government and politics with him to the new position.

"I am pleased to have Caleb as part of our team at the Railroad Commission," Porter stated. "With his background and experience, he understands the importance of keeping Texas the number one place in the country to do business by maintaining common-sense regulation of our state's largest industry."

Most recently serving as Chief of Staff to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford), Troxclair has served as a key policy advisor on energy issues in Texas.  Through his former position as Committee Clerk for the Committee on Regulated Industries, as well as his involvement in legislation passed through the House Committee on Energy Resources, Troxclair has had a hand in shaping Texas’ current energy policy.  In addition to bringing a strong public policy background, he has also honed a sharp political mind through leading several successful political campaigns.

Troxclair received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and is a graduate of Texas A&M University - Kingsville, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science.

Amy Maxwell, Porter’s outgoing Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel is leaving the Commissioner's office to start her own regulatory and governmental affairs practice.  Troxclair began his duties in Commissioner Porter's office effective August 1.



David 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.