Governor Greg Abbott Endorses Wayne Christian

Today, Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

“I am proud to endorse Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commissioner," said Governor Abbott. "Wayne has a proven record of fighting against the frivolous taxes and regulations that hinder job growth and harm our economy. In the Railroad Commission, Wayne will continue to fight for domestic production that both creates jobs and reduces our reliance on nations abroad."

"I am honored to have the endorsement of Governor Greg Abbott," said Christian. "Governor Abbott has led the charge to ensure Texans live in a state that encourages job creation and empowers individuals to succeed. Throughout his tenure, Abbott has led the fight against federal overreach, including the out-of-control EPA. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come to ensure Texans are protected and our energy industry continues to prosper." 

Last May, Christian won the runoff in the race for the Republican Nomination for Texas Railroad Commissioner.  Governor Abbott joins Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and conservative elected officials and leaders from across the state in endorsing Christian. Additionally, Christian has received the endorsement of prominent organizations including the Texas Oil and Gas Association's Good Government Fund, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life PAC, Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Young Conservatives of Texas and Concerned Women for America LAC.  

To see all of Christian's endorsements and to find out how you can get involved with the campaign please visit ChristianForTexas.com.

Former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams and Sen. Van Taylor Endorse Christian

FORMER RAILROAD COMMISSION CHAIRMAN MICHAEL WILLIAMS
AND SENATOR VAN TAYLOR ENDORSE CHRISTIAN

Today, Railroad Commission Candidate Wayne Christian announced the endorsement of former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams and State Senator Van Taylor.

Williams was the first African American to hold a statewide elected executive office in Texas history. He was appointed to the commission by Governor George W. Bush in 1999, and won elections in 2000, 2002, and 2008 to retain the office before eventually resigning in 2011. Williams also served as Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency between 2012-2015. 

“I have known Wayne Christian for a number of years and worked with him during his time in the legislature,” said Williams. "Wayne is knowledgable about the energy sector and has a passion for ensuring the free market is free to create jobs and economic prosperity.”

In addition to his endorsement from Williams, Christian also announced the endorsement of his former colleagues, Senator Van Taylor.

"I had the privilege of getting to know Wayne during my time in Texas House,” said Taylor. "I know him to be a fighter and believe he is the person we need in the Texas Railroad Commission standing strong against federal overreach.”

Wayne Christian is is complete control of grassroots momentum in this race. In addition to the endorsements listed above, he has been endorsed by the Texas Oil and Gas Association Good Government Committee, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, and other conservative leaders and organizations from across the state. A complete list of Christian’s endorsements can be found at ChristianForTexas.com/Endorsements

Texas Right to Life Endorses Wayne Christian for Railroad Commissioner

Friend --

In the Republican Primary Runoff Election for Texas Railroad Commission, Texas Right to Life PAC, the state’s largest Pro-Life political action committee, proudly endorses Honorable Wayne Christian.

As a state representative from East Texas, Wayne Christian played a key role during the 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature (2011) in removing taxpayer funds from the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.  Christian authored one of Texas Right to Life’s amendments to the state’s budget bill, successfully redirecting funds to assistance programs for individuals with autism and their families. His role in the funding battle proves Christian has a keen sense of the values and public interest of Texas taxpayers.  

Texas Right to Life and Representative Wayne Christian have built a strong relationship over the years, fighting for the rights of preborn, elderly, and disabled Texans.  Wayne has never shied away from an opportunity to protect Life, and his record clearly demonstrates he holds an unwavering respect for each individual life, a necessary trait for any person in power over the lives of Texas citizens.  We know that we can count on Wayne’s Pro-Life resolve as he continues to serve the people of Texas.

Wayne and his wife, Lisa, are members of the First Baptist Church in Center, where he has served as a member of the Texas Baptist Men’s Laity Board.  Wayne also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Senior Citizen Corporation of Texas.

Yours for Life,

Emily K. Cook, Esq.
Political Director

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Endorses Wayne Christian for Railroad Commissioner

Today, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility endorsed Wayne Christian for Railroad Commission in the Republican primary run-off.

“Wayne Christian has an established record as a conservative leader and government reformer,” said TFR’s president, Michael Quinn Sullivan. “More importantly, Wayne Christian has practical, hands-on experience dealing directly with energy policy and the issues that the Railroad Commission handles every day.”

TFR did not make an endorsement in the crowded field for the open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. The May 24th runoff is between Wayne Christian and Gary Gates.

While serving in the Texas House, Christian earned accolades from many conservative organizations for his leadership on policy matters. He had an A+ rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index, and earned TFR’s “Taxpayer Champion” award.

“Wayne Christian has worked tirelessly for conservative principles and government reform long before it was fashionable,” added Sullivan. “Texans understand that we need a competent policymaker heading the agency charged with regulating the oil and gas industry. Wayne Christian has proven time and again that he puts protecting taxpayers, and the good of the Texas, as his highest priority.”

Texas Oil and Gas Association GGC Endorses Christian

Today, the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) Good Government Committee endorsed Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commission.

“Texas consistently leads the nation in jobs and producing reliable and affordable American energy," said TXOGA President and PAC Treasurer Todd Staples. "Wayne Christian understands the importance of transparency in government and common-sense based regulations."

"This endorsement represents our support for sound policy and the desire to see Texas continue to lead the nation in energy production," continued Staples. "We will be working closely with our members to get out the vote in these important elections.”

"I am honored to have the endorsement of the Texas Oil and Gas Association Good Government Committee," said Christian. "I look forward to working closely with them to provide consistent and predictable regulations and leadership for the industry to ensure Texas continues to lead the nation in production."

Last week, Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter made a financial contribution to Christian's campaign. 

TXOGA Good Government Committee joins a broad coalition of conservative grassroots and business organizations and leaders in endorsing Christian's campaign. His other endorsements include:

  • Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Texas Right to Life PAC
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 
  • Texas Values Action
  • Concerned Women for America LAC
  • DFW Conservative Voters
  • Texas Patriots PAC
  • Grassroots America - We the People
  • NE Tarrant Tea Party
  • Clearlake Tea Party
  • Bexar Co. Christian Coalition
  • Pro-Life Texas
  • Texas Conservative Digest
  • Brian Babin - U.S. Congressman
  • Konni Burton - State Senator 
  • Dr. Donna Campbell - State Senator
  • Charles Perry - State Senator
  • Dustin Burrows - State Representative
  • Jason Isaac - State Representative
  • Phil King - State Representative
  • Matt Rinaldi - State Representative
  • James White - State Representative
  • Bill Zedler - State Representative
  • Victor Carillo - Former Railroad Commissioner
  • David Barton - President, Wallbuilders
  • Kelly Shackelford - President, Liberty Institute 
  • Cathie Adams - Former Texas GOP Chair
  • JoAnn Fleming - Grassroots America - WTP
  • Julie McCarty - President, NE Tarrant Tea Party
  • Jim and Robin Lennon - President, Kingwood Tea Party
  • Robert Pratt - Conservative Radio Host
  • John Greytok - Former Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
  • Milton Rister - Former ED of Railroad Commission and Texas GOP
  • Steve Toth - Former State Representative 
  • David Wilson - Director, Cypress Texas Tea Party
  • Michael Kinzie - Founder, TEAParty911
  • Maggie Wright - Conservative Activist

Kingwood TEA Party Endorses Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commission

Today the Kingwood Tea Party endorsed Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Below is their press release:

"Wayne Christian has been one of the Texas conservative movement’s strongest champions in the State Capital during his 14 years in the Texas House of Representatives.   During the 82nd Legislature, Wayne Christian was awarded "Legislator of the Year" by Texas Conservative Digest, was worthy of an A+ rating from Texans For Fiscal Responsibility and scored a 100 percent conservative rating from the Texas Eagle Forum.

During his tenure in the legislature Christian was heavily involved in energy and oil and gas issues, serving multiple terms on the House Energy Resources Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee.  

Wayne Christian has as a strong record of fighting for the Texas energy industry at the State Capital. He is uniquely qualified to help lead the Texas Railroad Commission to preserve and promote energy production in Texas.  

Wayne Christian is an unwavering constitutional conservative.  He has a consistent, proven record of bucking the Austin political ruling class to fight burdensome taxes and job killing regulations.  Wayne Christian has been a conservative leader in the fight to preserve traditional values, economic freedom and limited government in Texas for two decades.

The Board of Kingwood TEA Party is proud to endorse and support Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commission."

MOMENTUM SOARS FOR CHRISTIAN IN RUNOFF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2016
Contact: Jordan Berry
[email protected]

MOMENTUM SOARS FOR CHRISTIAN IN RUNOFF

East Texas - Today, Wayne Christian announced an impressive coalition of endorsements in his race for Texas Railroad Commission. 

“Conservative grassroots and business leaders have coalesced behind our campaign, because they understand the important role oil and gas production plays in our state’s economy,” said Christian. “I look forward to leveraging my experience as both a conservative legislator and successful businessman to provide consistent and predictable guidance and leadership in the commission.”

Below are a few of the organizations and individuals endorsing Christian:

  • Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Texas Right to Life PAC
  • Young Conservatives of Texas 
  • Texas Values Action
  • Concerned Women for America LAC
  • DFW Conservative Voters
  • Texas Patriots PAC
  • Grassroots America - We the People
  • NE Tarrant Tea Party
  • Clearlake Tea Party
  • Bexar Co. Christian Coalition
  • Pro-Life Texas
  • Texas Conservative Digest
  • Sid Miller - Agriculture Commissioner
  • Brian Babin - U.S. Congressman
  • Konni Burton - State Senator 
  • Dr. Donna Campbell - State Senator
  • Charles Perry - State Senator
  • Dustin Burrows - State Representative
  • Phil King - State Representative
  • Matt Rinaldi - State Representative
  • James White - State Representative
  • Bill Zedler - State Representative
  • Victor Carillo - Former Railroad Commissioner
  • Kelly Shackelford - President, Liberty Institute 
  • Cathie Adams - Former Texas GOP Chair
  • JoAnn Fleming - Grassroots America - WTP
  • Julie McCarty - President, NE Tarrant Tea Party
  • Robert Pratt - Conservative Radio Host
  • John Greytok - Former Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
  • Milton Rister - Former ED of Railroad Commission and Republican Party of Texas
  • Steve Toth - Former State Representative 
  • David Wilson - Director, Cypress Texas Tea Party
  • Michael Kinzie - Founder, TEAParty911

ABOUT WAYNE: Wayne Christian is a former legislator and businessman from East Texas. In the Texas House, former Speaker Tom Craddick (R - Midland) appointed Wayne to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee. He additionally served on the Energy Resource Committee under Chairman Ron Lewis. Wayne is the only candidate in this race with experience in doing what the railroad commission actually does — create an environment that protects our communities while promoting responsible oil and gas production. In the Railroad Commission, his priorities will be to provide consistent, predictable, and science-based leadership and to leverage his legislative experience to settle the Sunset Process.

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The Ted Cruz Effect

I was honored to be mentioned in the National Review as one of the first elected officials to support Ted Cruz.

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THE TED CRUZ EFFECT

By: Betsy Woodruff

One doesn’t visit Hemphill, Texas (pop. 1,188), expecting a huge crowd. But when Ted Cruz arrived in the tiny city in Deep East Texas for an early-morning campaign stop during his 2012 bid for the Republican nomination for Senate, some 30 community leaders had assembled in the front yard of the courthouse. According to Tyler Norris, who was Cruz’s driver at the time, they were sitting in lawn chairs, eagerly waiting to hear the would-be senator’s plans for fixing Washington.

Responsible for the (comparatively) robust turnout was Wayne Christian, the district’s state representative at the time. Christian was one of the few Texas Republican elected officials to endorse Cruz in his Senate bid, and he gave him a rousing introduction. Cruz proceeded to deliver a stirring speech, and some of the attendees immediately made campaign contributions. Cruz’s people handed out bumper stickers, which many of the Hemphillians promptly affixed to their cars.

Christian proceeded to take Cruz to the Suzi Q Cattle Company, where he introduced the candidate to cattle raisers and others involved in the agriculture industry. It was in the early days of the campaign, and that level of help — in fact, any amount of help — from an elected Republican was far from the norm. Christian went out on a limb for Cruz, and people noticed. But Cruz wasn’t the only beneficiary.

When Christian showed Cruz around the Suzi Q Company and the Hemphill courthouse grounds, he wasn’t planning to run for statewide office. But today he’s running for the Republican nomination for railroad commissioner, and his status as a Ted Cruz early adopter hasn’t hurt a bit.
“It worked well,” he tells me. “You’re always in a lot better shape when you’re with the winner.” He adds that now moderate candidates court his endorsement, and that there’s a new litmus test for Republican candidates: “Well, how much like Ted Cruz are you?”

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