Former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams and Sen. 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