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CHRYSTA CASTAÑEDA’S TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION CAMPAIGN MAKES MAJOR AD BUY IN HOUSTON
September 24, 2020 (DALLAS) Chrysta Castañeda, Democratic candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, will begin running six figures worth of cable television ads in the Houston market beginning Friday, September 25.
The ad, available here, lays out Chrysta’s position on the waste caused by flaring of natural gas and opponent Jim Wright’s environmental violations with the Texas Railroad Commission. The Texas Railroad Commission regulates Texas’ powerful oil and gas industry.
“Many Texans don’t know a thing about the Railroad Commission, but for the countless Texans who work in the oil and gas industry, it’s probably the elected body with the biggest impact on their lives,” Chrysta said. “Houston is synonymous with oil and gas, so it’s the ideal place to roll out our first TV ad.”
The Houston Chronicle recently endorsed Chrysta, declaring that she "has the combination of knowledge and experience to help the RRC shepherd the crucial industry through one of the most challenging economies in decades."
“I am an enthusiastic supporter of the industry and the jobs it provides across the state,” Chrysta said. “I believe that we can both maintain a healthy industry and rein in the practices -- such as flaring and venting -- that give the industry a black eye.”
A recent survey from nationally respected polling firm Global Strategy Group (GSG) showed that the combination of Chrysta’s unique biography and her opponent Jim Wright’s potent negatives give her a clear path to victory. Read the polling memo here.
An Aug. 19 story in The New Republic called the race “the country’s most important climate election” and said Chrysta could be the first Democrat “to win statewide elected office since 1994.”
Chrysta Castañeda is an engineer, attorney, and Democratic candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. www.chrystafortexas.com; social media @chrystafortexas.
Paid for by the Chrysta Castañeda for Texas Campaign