The Texas Tribune discovered through its questioning of candidates that Wane Christian didn’t know that part of the job of a railroad commissioner was to regulate gas utility rates. Voters should note that the other Republican in the runoff, real estate magnate and rancher Gary Gates, knows that this is part of the job.
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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.