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AUSTIN, Texas—Acknowledging his strong fiscal stewardship and record of restraining government while in office, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton for re-election.

“Ryan Sitton has been an articulate and competent leader and an example of what conservatives should do when elected to public office,” said Ross Kecseg, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. “Ryan Sitton knows that the state’s economy grows the most when government stays out of the way, and we are proud to endorse him for re-election to the Railroad Commission.”

Comprised of three members elected statewide on staggered six-year terms, the Texas Railroad Commission is the state’s oldest regulatory agency and regulates the Texas oil, gas, and mining industries. Despite the name, it ceased regulating railroads more than a decade ago.

A Texas A&M-educated engineer and small business owner by trade, Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014. Since then, Sitton, along with fellow commissioners Christi Craddick and Wayne Christian, have helmed the regulatory agency and kept regulations responsible as the state’s oil and gas industries grow to historic levels.

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility’s decision to endorse Sitton and other incumbents in their re-election races comes after a diligent review of the lawmaker’s record, advocacy record, and feedback from constituents.

More about our endorsement process and other endorsed candidates can be viewed here.