Like every other statewide race, the bid for the open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission will likely go to the Republican candidate. At times, this leads to a state getting what it wants in a qualified conservative, as it did when Kay Bailey Hutchison won four different races for U.S. Senate starting in 1993. Other times, the result is the election of an unqualified partisan thanks to a hollow win in a primary race that got no attention, as would be the case should Texas elect Wayne Christian to the role of Railroad Commissioner.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.