If there was ever a time for new direction and new leadership, this is the time.
As you may have heard, I have decided to leap into the political river and run for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Dinah appreciates the fact that my first “baby step” is a statewide position – friends have noted that we will become very familiar with the Texas Dairy Queen landscape. They are right.
I am running because I believe deeply in the Commission’s stated goals: setting reasonable gas utility rates, protecting landowners’ rights, ensuring a vibrant energy industry, and conserving our state’s resources. I am confident that my lifetime of energy experience, both in the field and in the courtroom, has provided me with a firm foundation from which to do this job.
Running for a statewide office in Texas is a daunting task. It’s a long way from Beaumont to El Paso, or from the Rio Grande Valley to Dallas/Fort Worth. But with a little help from our friends, we can execute a strong campaign and cover the entire state.
If you are willing to forward this email to your friends and colleagues, along with a personal message from you, we can reach many people quickly. Nothing is more effective than a friend-to-friend recommendation. Your support for me in this race will be a powerful testament about my effort to bring balance to a state agency that affects Texans’ lives in a very direct way.
Our focus now is on locating people in every county in Texas that could help us get the word out about the race. Thanks in advance for helping us meet our goal!