Commission Policies

A strong pro-business Texan, I’m running because we need to restore integrity and trust in the Texas Railroad Commission. Even though I’m a political outsider, I know how to bring everyone to the table. As your Commissioner, I plan to include a multitude of stakeholders, from industry to consumers and the public sector in developing policies on the Commission

The Railroad Commission needs to build trust from the public and the industry it serves. Together we will develop strong ethics rules for agency employees, utilize citizen and industry input for needed changes in regulation of the energy sector, and promote transparency on the Commission.

The Railroad Commission should continue to engage with industry and the public to find solutions to problems that that will make a difference not only by Texans but in Washington and across the world.

As we think about how we will rebuild our economy, one point is clear: we need energy to power the machinery of rebuilding this great country. Whether you’re operating a laptop, a tractor, or an entire manufacturing facility, we need the combination of energy sources to rebuild and grow stronger.

Position Paper on Issues Facing the Oil and Gas Industry

Border Security

I firmly believe that we must secure our border to protect our families, our infrastructure and our oil and gas industry. I know firsthand the dangers of a weak border.  In 2017, a vehicle of illegal immigrants ran a stop sign and crashed into my wife’s jeep before leaving her unable to move and almost dead. Today she is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair, saved by the Grace of God and because a neighbor found her and helped save her life.

Economic Development

All Texans benefit from the oil and gas industry. The key to continuing our economic success is efficient and consistent regulation of the industry. We need our leaders focused on keeping Texas’s oil and gas industry strong so we can continue to put billions of dollars in tax revenue into local and state infrastructure projects.


Texas’s land and natural resources are the most valuable assets we have. As the owner of four businesses that deal with environmental services for petrochemical and energy production companies, I know the importance of ensuring a safe, clean environment for us and future generations. I will stand up to Washington insiders who think a one size fits all environmental policy is good for Texas and work to protect our jobs and energy production growth while ensuring we have strong environmental protection policies in place.

Private Property Rights

I will protect the private property rights of land and mineral owners, our right to own property is enshrined in the United States Constitution! When there is a conflict between landowners and energy exploration, I will work to balance the needs of our economic growth with the constitutionally protected rights of private property owners.