About Christi Craddick
Christi Craddick is a Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission.
Christi knows the importance of an energy policy that promotes growth in the industry, the need for continued development of new energy sources, and the significance of controlling government spending to ensure the Texas economy remains prosperous.
A native of Midland, Christi is a small business owner and attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.
Craddick also currently serves as president of a grassroots advocacy firm specializing in coalition building in the public policy arena and development and implementation of issue strategies.
Craddick served as the chief political and legal advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Tom Craddick from 2002-2011. He was the first Republican Speaker in over 100 years. A longtime conservative activist, Christi worked to elect the first Republican majority in the Texas House of Representatives since Reconstruction.
In 1994-95, Craddick clerked at the law firm of Jackson Walker, formerly Small, Craig & Werkinthin, where she specialized in agricultural, electric deregulation, environmental and tax issues.
In 1994, she worked in the legal department of the Railroad Commission of Texas and at the Third Court of Appeals. Craddick also clerked at the law firms of Scott Douglas & McConnico in Austin and Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson in Midland in 1993. In 1991, she served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Joe Barton.
A lifelong Republican, Christi has been selected as a Delegate for several Republican Party of Texas state conventions.
Christi is a member of the State Bar of Texas and earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of St. Austin’s Catholic Church and resides in Austin.
Christi will stand against Washington’s misguided energy policies that threaten Texas jobs and our nation's energy security. She believes that producing more of the energy we need here at home with the right government policies will turn out more jobs that can help us grow our economy and produce substantial new revenues for Texas.