Republican Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian wins reelection

Christian chairs the three-member agency that oversees Texas’ oil and gas industry.


Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian speaks during a Railroad Commission forum in Paris, Texas, on April 26. Christian had a comfortable lead in his reelection bid on Tuesday.

The agency employs more than 800 people and has a budget of $144 million this year. It is governed by three commissioners elected statewide who serve staggered six-year terms.

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