Former state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, has joined the race to become the next Texas Railroad Commissioner.
Burnam drove to Austin Sunday to file for the post, just days after incumbent Republican Railroad Commissioner David Porter announced he was withdrawing from the race.
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