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Republican Candidate Says he Won’t Give Up Energy Business

By Joshua Fechter – Houston Chronicle April 1, 2014 | Updated: April 1, 2014 10:42pm –

Ryan Sitton

Ryan Sitton

AUSTIN – A Republican candidate seeking a post that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry said he won’t cut ties to his energy business if elected to the Texas Railroad Commission – a state board that historically has had a poor track record disentangling itself from industry interests.

Ryan Sitton is co-founder and chief executive officer of PinnacleAIS, which advises companies about maintenance of equipment used in oil and gas operations.

Sitton said he will maintain an ownership stake in Pinnacle­AIS if he becomes a commission board member – a declaration that raised questions by his GOP and Democratic opponent, ethics experts and tea party Republicans.

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Parker Running for Texas Railroad Commissioner

Greg Parker

Commissioner Gregory Parker was elected to the Comal County Commissioners Court on November 2, 2004 and again in November 2008, where he became the first African American and the youngest person to win election as a county commissioner in Comal County. In 2008 Commissioner Parker was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the State Commission on Emergency Communications where he travels across the state, speaking and leading the states initiative for Next Generation 9-1-1. Continue reading →