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Monday, September 7 • 8:00am - 8:30am
The Next Texas Railroad Commissioner Will Be...

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The Republican and Democratic candidates vying for an open seat on the current Railroad Commission talk oil prices, domestic production, global energy fights and other issues at play in the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is presented by Neste and supported by the Environmental Defense Fund and Energy Foundation.

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Mitchell Ferman

Energy and Economy Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Ferman joined the Tribune in March 2020 and reports on energy and the economy for the Tribune from Houston. Previously, he was a reporter for The Monitor in McAllen, where he covered cross-border trade, politics and the city of McAllen. Ferman also freelanced for The New York Times... Read More →

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Chrysta Castañeda

Democratic Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Castañeda is running for election as a Democrat to the Texas Railroad Commission in November. She is an engineer, oil and gas litigation attorney and founding partner of The Castañeda Firm, an energy litigation firm in Dallas. Castañeda is also the author of “The Last Trial of... Read More →
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Jim Wright

Republican Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Wright is running for election to the Texas Railroad Commission. He is a business owner in oil field services and waste management. Previously, Wright served as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, the Court Appointed Special Advocate board of the Coastal Bend and... Read More →

Monday September 7, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT