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RECAP: Texas Railroad Commission Primary Runoff

Railroad Incumbent & former Midlander projected to win Railroad Commission primary runoff
TEXAS -- Polls were open today in the Republican primary runoffs for two of three seats on the Texas Railroad Commission, a state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry among other things.

Republican Barry Smitherman, current chair of the commission, is running off against Greg Parker in the Texas Railroad Commission Place 2 race. Smitherman is projected to win the unexpired term.

Vying for the other Republican nomination for the vacant seat on the commission is State Representative Warren Chisum and Christi Craddick, former Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick's daughter. Craddick has been called to win the Texas Railroad Commission Place 1 race by numerous media outlets.

For the latest election results, click here to get to our 2012 Primary Election Results.

The Railroad Commission is the oldest regulatory agency in Texas and one of the oldest in the United States. They support the development, management, and use of Texas' oil and gas energy resources. The agency also oversees safety in the delivery and use of Texas petroleum products through training, monitoring, and enforcement. If you're in the energy business, you can find countless resources on their website.

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