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Texas: Railroad Commissioners


Texas Railroad Commissioners, 1913-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Earle B. Mayfield 1913-22 Byron M. Tunnell 1965-73 Kent Hance 1987-90 Bob Krueger 1991-93

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1992 Mar 10: Lena Guerrero (Dem), nominated; David Young (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Mar 10: Barry Williamson (Rep), nominated; Carole K. Rylander (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Barry Williamson (Rep), elected; Lena Guerrero (Dem), defeated; Rick Draheim (Libertarian), defeated; Richard S. Landon, defeated.
  • 1994 Mar 8: James E. Nugent (Dem), nominated; Robert Earley (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Mar 8: Mary Scott Nabers (Dem), nominated; David Young (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Mar 8: Charles R. Matthews (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1994 Mar 8: Carole K. Rylander (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Charles R. Matthews (Rep), elected; James E. Nugent (Dem), defeated; Rick Draheim (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Carole K. Rylander (Rep), elected; Mary Scott Nabers (Dem), defeated; Buster Crabb (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1996 Mar 12: Hector Uribe (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1996 Mar 12: Carole K. Rylander (Rep), nominated; Robert A. Wood (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Carole K. Rylander (Rep), elected; Hector Uribe (Dem), defeated; Rick Draheim (Libertarian), defeated; Paul Pigue (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Mar 10: Joe B. Henderson (Dem), nominated; Gary Dugger (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Mar 10: Tony Garza (Rep), nominated; Steve Stockman (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Tony Garza (Rep), elected; Joe B. Henderson (Dem), defeated; Jim Spurlock (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Mar 14: Charles R. Matthews (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2000 Mar 14: Michael L. Williams (Rep), nominated; Andy Draughn (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Charles R. Matthews (Rep), elected; Caroline Fields (Libertarian), defeated; Gary Dugger (Green), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Michael L. Williams (Rep), elected; Anthony Garcia (Libertarian), defeated; Charles L. Mauch (Green), defeated.
  • 2002 Mar 12: Sherry Boyles (Dem), nominated; Paul C. Looney (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Mar 12: Michael L. Williams (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Michael L. Williams (Rep), elected; Sherry Boyles (Dem), defeated; Nazirite Perez (Libertarian), defeated; Charles L. Mauch (Green), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Victor G. Carrillo (Rep), elected; Bob Scarborough (Dem), defeated; Anthony Garcia (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Elizabeth Ames Jones (Rep), elected; Dale Henry (Dem), defeated; Tabitha Serrano (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Michael L. Williams (Rep), elected; Mark Thompson (Dem), defeated; David Floyd (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010 Nov 2: David Porter (Rep), elected; Jeff Weems (Dem), defeated; Roger Gary (Libertarian), defeated; Art Browning (Green), defeated.
  • 2012 May 29: Dale Henry (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2012 May 29: Christi Craddick (Rep), advanced to runoff; Warren Chisum (Rep), advanced to runoff; Becky Berger (Rep), defeated in primary; Joe Cotten (Rep), defeated in primary; Roland Sledge (Rep), defeated in primary; Beryl Burgess (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2012 May 29: Barry Smitherman (Rep), advanced to runoff; Greg Parker (Rep), advanced to runoff; Elizabeth Murray-Kolb (Rep), defeated in primary; Al Lee (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2012 Jul 31: Christi Craddick (Rep), nominated; Warren Chisum (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2012 Jul 31: Barry Smitherman (Rep), nominated; Greg Parker (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Christi Craddick (Rep), elected; Dale Henry (Dem), defeated; Vivekananda Wall (Libertarian), defeated; Chris Kennedy (Green), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Barry Smitherman (Rep), elected; Jaime O. Perez (Libertarian), defeated; Josh Wendel (Green), defeated.
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