Texas Railroad Commissioner, Seat 2

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 05, 2024

Filing Window

Nov 11, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023


The Texas Railroad Commissioner is the leader of the Texas Railroad Commission, a state executive agency charged with regulating the oil and gas industry in addition to gas utilities, surface coal and uranium mining, and pipeline and liquefied petroleum gas safety. The Commission does not exert any influence on railroad regulations, despite the title of the agency. There are three commissioners serving at all times, each with a staggered six-year term, electing a new commissioner every two-years. The salary of this position is estimated at $137,500.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Texas Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the Declaration of Intent to Run and submit the application by the filing window. For the 2016 election, once the run off election following the March 1st primary is over (if held, if not then directly after the primary), independent candidates may start circulating their nominating petitions, which are due to the Texas Secretary of State's office by June 23rd, 2016. Signers of the nominating petition can not have voted in the March primary, and the requirement is 500 signatures to appear for most positions on the ballot. More information can be found here, and potential candidates should speak with the Texas Secretary of State's Elections Department as soon as possible to verify the signatures and filing window. 3) Submit the Declaration of Intent to Run within 108-78 days prior to the primary election and submit the nominating petition and application to the Secretary of State's Office by June 23rd, 2016. If you have any questions please contact the Texas Secretary of State's Office at [email protected] or by phone at (512) 463-5650.

Submit application to:
Texas Secretary of State, 1019 Brazos St., Austin, TX, 78701, US