|Texas Railroad Commission|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
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 is currently serving 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.
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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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
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- YouTube Channel
- 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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