Republican voters in Texas will soon go to the polls in the primary runoff election to select the nominees for a few statewide races in which no candidate was able to secure more than 50 percent of the vote in the March primary election. 

One of those races is for railroad commissioner, after incumbent Wayne Christian was unable to get more than 50 percent of the vote in the March primary election. Despite its name, the railroad commission oversees oil and gas in the state. Three railroad commissioners serve staggered six-year terms, with one commissioner facing statewide election every two years. 

Texas Scorecard asked Wayne Christian questions from readers about his time on the commission, the challenges of rising fuel costs, and allegations of corruption from his opponent.

Christian’s opponent, Sarah Stogner, declined an invitation to appear.