|Texas Railroad Commission|
|January 5, 2015 - present|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University|
A registered professional engineer, Sitton started his own company in 2006 with his wife, Jennifer. Pinnacle, an engineering and technology company serving the energy and petrochemical industries, is located in Pasadena, Texas.
Sitton put himself through Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Sitton previously served a term on the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was appointed to the Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council, and is an active member of the Pasadena Conservative Citizens Club. His wife Jennifer is a member of the Clear Creek Republican Women's club.
Texas Railroad Commission (2015-present)
During his swearing-in ceremony, Sitton made the following comments:
I look forward to working with Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioner David Porter as we draw on our unique and diverse experiences to provide a stable regulatory environment that will protect our citizens and our natural resources, while allowing our energy industry to thrive...
To the citizens of the state of Texas, I say that we are here to serve. In that service, we want to do a couple of things. We want to be communicating with you in the language of science, technology and data. We want to make sure when there are questions about how energy is developed, that we are quick to respond and that we provide the applicable resources to answer those questions. We are going to be a service-oriented group, and we want the citizens of Texas to feel confident in that. 
—Texas Railroad Commission, (2015) 
Sitton ran for election to the office of Texas Railroad Commission. Sitton came in second for the Republican nomination in the primary. He defeated Wayne Christian in a runoff on May 27. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014|
|Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.|
|Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary Runoff, 2014|
|Election Results via Texas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 98 precincts reporting.|
|Texas Railroad Commissioner, 2014|
|Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.|
|Texas House of Representatives District 24 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Greg Bonnen (advanced to runoff)||45.1%||6,951|
|Ryan Sitton (advanced to runoff)||32.6%||5,035|
Sitton's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Stopping Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "We need to secure the borders, and remove incentives for illegal immigrants, by making it more difficult for illegal immigrants to get jobs, obtain driver’s licenses, and obtain free healthcare."
- Controlling Government Spending
- Excerpt: "Our governments, at all levels, should act like a business. We should only keep the government functions that actually add value, and only budget amounts required to fund the valuable functions."
- Taxes and Fees – Cutting and Capping
- Excerpt: "Taxes and fees are job killers, specifically when you are trying to foster growth. By cutting taxes and capping any future increases, we can spur economic growth and create new jobs."
- Committed to Public Education
- Excerpt: "Our public education system has some opportunities to improve. Most importantly, there is too much money spent on administration, which is driven by too many ineffective government mandates."
Sitton and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.
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- Texas Railroad Commission office website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- YouTube Channel
- Texas Railroad Commission, "Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Sworn-In," January 5, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Texas GOP Vote, "Oilfield Engineer Ryan Sitton Enters Crowded Field in Race for Texas Railroad Commission," September 26, 2013
- Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Election and Candidate Information," accessed June 12, 2012
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
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