|Texas Railroad Commission|
|November 7, 2012 – Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2018|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas at Austin|
|J.D.||University of Texas at Austin|
|Date of birth||July 1, 1970|
|Place of birth||Midland, Texas|
|Profession||Attorney, Small Business Owner|
Craddick was born and raised in Midland, Texas. She received her bachelor's degree and her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Texas State Bar.
Before running for public office, Craddick served 9 years as an adviser to her father, Texas State House Speaker Tom Craddick.
Craddick is a lawyer and small business owner. As an attorney, the self-professed conservative activist specializes in energy and environmental policy, with a bent toward utilities deregulation.
- Bachelor's degree, University of Texas at Austin
- Juris Doctorate, University of Texas at Austin
Texas Railroad Commissioner (2012-present)
On November 6, 2012, Craddick was elected to serve on the Texas Railroad Commission alongside Chairman Barry Smitherman and David Porter. The commission oversees the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining.
Craddick was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. She faced Beryl Burgess, Warren Chisum, Joe Cotten, Roland Sledge and Becky Berger in the May 29 Republican Primary. Since no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters - Chisum and Craddick - faced off in a runoff election on July 31, which Craddick won.
|Texas Railroad Commissioner 2 General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.|
- Primary Runoff
|Texas Railroad Commissioner, Full Term, Primary Runoff, 2012|
|Election Results via The Texas Secretary of State (timed out).|
|Texas Railroad Commissioner, Full term, 2012|
|Election Results via The Texas Secretary of State.|
Comprehensive donor information for Craddick is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Craddick raised a total of $2,850,158 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.
|Christi Craddick's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||TX Railroad Commissioner||$2,850,158|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,850,158|
Craddick won election to the position of Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $2,850,158.
|Texas Railroad Commissioner 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Christi Craddick's campaign in 2012|
|S. Javaid Anwar||$125,000|
|Gary & Beverly Martin||$45,420|
|Donald E. Wood||$45,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,850,158|
|Total Votes received in 2012||4,336,499|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.66|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Craddick currently resides in Austin, where she attends St. Austin’s Catholic Church.
- Official campaign website
- Christi Craddick on Facebook
- Christi Craddick on Twitter
- Campaign donors: 2012
- Amarillo Globe-News, "Railroad Commission race: Craddick relies on her father's reputation, Chisum says," May 23, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "General Election Returns," accessed November 19, 2012
- Christi Craddick Official Campaign Website, "About Christi," accessed November 19, 2012
- Texas Railroad Commission, "About RRC," accessed May 29, 2012
- Houston Chronicle, "2 Railroad Commission seats headed toward runoffs," May 30, 2012
- '"Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Republican Party primary runoff: Election night returns," accessed July 31, 2012 (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "November 6, 2012 Results"
- CBS Dallas/Fort Worth, "Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission," April 13, 2012
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Christi Craddick," accessed May 9, 2013
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