The misnamed Railroad Commission- with its key role in the state interests in oil and gas- is a critical position in Texas government. the choice on this one was fairly straight-forward for us: Wayne Christian has a long history as a solid conservative, unafraid of rocking the boat when the boat needed rocking, even when his own political future was at stake. He served his East Texas constituents well enough that when the ‘Powers That Be’ wanted to be rid of him, they drew a district during redistricting to accomplish that.
Wayne also has the regulatory expertise appropriate for the position, having served as Vice Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee and two terms as a member of the Energy Committee. Most importantly, he realizes the biggest battle he will have is with a federal regulatory morass that has grown ever-hostile to the interests of the state of Texas. Wayne is geared up and has the passion for that fight, with a history of doing what is right over what is politically expedient. Proven fighters like Wayne deserve the ‘NTTP TeaApproved’ designation and we so issue it to him for the Texas Railroad Commission.