Nov. 6 — Craddick has been chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas, which oversees oil and gas operations in the state. Railroad commissioners serve for six-year terms. One has to go back to the mid-1990s to see the last time a railroad commissioner finished two full terms.
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.