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

11/07/2012

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 election.

As the state’s senior energy regulator, I understand the importance of the oil and gas industry and know Christi has what it takes to effectively regulate the biggest economic driver in our state.

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.”

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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.