A Note from Christi Craddick:
Here in Texas we are extremely fortunate to have large energy reserves and resources – natural gas, oil, coal, wind, solar and uranium. These precious resources point to a bright future for our state and the nation. Maintaining a competitive advantage in a global economy requires the vision, discipline and willingness to execute an “all of the above” strategy that begins with proven production of oil and gas right here in Texas, creating jobs and prosperity.
While no single state, region or production mechanism will provide the complete answer to American energy independence, failure to make use of the abundant natural resources found within our borders will pose not only economic, but national security challenges. The solution to American energy security begins in Texas and the example we set with pro-growth energy policies .
I’m seeking the seat formerly held by Commissioner Elizabeth Ames-Jones because I am a firm believer that Texas energy is among the primary vehicles keeping our state’s economy afloat during these trying economic times. And the Texas economy is bolstering the U.S. economy. But without continued diligence, and a commitment to investing in Texas’ energy future, the energy industry in this state will struggle like any other.
My experience and knowledge of the energy industry coupled with my conservative principles make me uniquely qualified to serve as Texas Railroad Commissioner. Through years of first-hand experience, I know and understand this industry, its people and their issues. I know that history has shown us that limited government frees unlimited innovation and growth.
If you will entrust me with this job, I will ensure you my full time dedication to applying these conservative values to the daily business of the Texas Railroad Commission.
I ask for your support, your prayers and your vote.
Statement from Christi Craddick on her Appointment by Governor Perry to the Railroad Commission of Texas
"I am humbled and honored by the trust the people of Texas and Governor Perry have placed in me to serve Texas on the Railroad Commission. I am eager to get to work ensuring the Texas energy industry continues to be a job creator and growing our Texas economy.
"I am ready to get to work for the people of Texas."
We travelled a long road to victory. From a crowded primary, through a difficult run off, to a successful general election, you were with us every step of the way.
I am honored to have been able to travel all across Texas working hard and speaking to voters about the critical energy issues facing our state and our nation, and am humbled by the support I received from industry leaders, Republican Women's organizations, the Tea Party, and Texans like you. Your help in spreading our conservative message of energy prosperity to your friends and neighbors was critical to victory.
As your Railroad Commissioner, I will continue that hard work by fighting to protect Texas energy assets. Your support is even more critical moving forward as new energy harvesting techniques and technologies are threatened by unnecessary interference from DC bureaucrats that would stifle job creation and energy innovation.
We must continue working together to support conservative principles at all levels of government that put Texans and Americans back to work.
I hope to continue earning your support as we move forward. Please take the time to 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay informed of our progress and to continue our conservative momentum.
This election is critical to stopping harmful federal regulation that threatens our energy industry and job creation.
Help me stand up to Washington bureaucrats and legislators by supporting my candidacy with your vote. And help send reinforcements by supporting the entire Republican ticket.
Together, we can fight for Texas jobs.
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Texas has been blessed with the raw materials, talent, and innovation to lead the nation in energy development and job creation for years to come. Our home's vast natural resources provide a path to economic prosperity and energy independence, and we must boldly step into the future by dismantling burdensome regulations that hinder growth.
I grew up in West Texas, the center of the energy-producing Permian Basin. By growing up in Texas' energy and defending our industry through legal advocacy, I have earned a reputation for balancing bold industry growth with citizens' rights. The Texas Association of Realtors trust me with their support: "The Texas Railroad Commission plays an integral role in protecting the rights of property owners...we need leaders like Craddick who understand...property rights."
For these reasons, Texans across the political spectrum have thrown their support behind my campaign. We have been blessed to earn the support of grassroots, business and conservative leaders and organizations from all across the state of Texas, including...
Join these Texans among many others in leading our state into a future of energy independence and production by supporting my campaign today.
Together, we stand for Texas.
Together, we stand to keep Texas as the home for bold individuals seeking a better life.