Another Former Railroad Commissioner Backs Christi Craddick
Elizabeth Ames Jones is the fifth former Commissioner to endorse Craddick
Today, the Christi Craddick for Texas Railroad Commissioner campaign announced the endorsement of former Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones. Ames Jones served on the Commission from 2005-2012. Former Commissioner Ames Jones highlighted Craddick’s broad background as the right kind of experience to serve Texans on the state’s energy regulatory agency.
In a statement announcing her support, Ames Jones said the following:
“I have immense confidence in Christi Craddick and her abilities, which are perfectly suited to be put to use on the Railroad Commission of Texas. This election is important because deliberations and decisions made by the three Commissioners are critical to the financial health of our state as well as the health of the domestic energy industry that has come alive in Texas recently. She will protect the private property rights of mineral owners, and she will protect the environment. She will apply her strong conservative convictions and her legal know-how to keep the federal government from usurping Texas’s authority to regulate our own energy resources.
“Christi has the energy that a Texas energy commissioner needs to have to keep up with technological advances that have changed the industry for the better. I am proud to endorse a strong woman with keen intellect and the advanced understanding of the energy industry that comes from being raised right in the heart of the Permian Basin in West Texas, the largest oil field in America’s largest oil and natural gas producing state. Christi’s conservative credentials, complemented by her legal experience and her upbringing in the oil patch, will serve Texas well.”
Ames Jones joins former Commissioners Michael Williams, Charles Matthews, Barry Williamson and John Poerner in supporting Christi Craddick, a combined 39 years experience on the Texas Railroad Commission. Those who know the job best know Christi Craddick is the best choice for Texas.