December 10, 2015      9:07 AM
Updated: Porter withdraws from RRC race, former Land Commissioner Patterson considers a run
“My experience is deep and wide. I will be able to perform the duties of Railroad Commissioner on day one,” Patterson said.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David
Porter on Thursday morning announced he is withdrawing from the race to
serve another term at the state’s oil and gas regulator.
after the announcement, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson told Quorum
Report he is considering a run for the seat.
decision was not an easy one, but I feel that all the goals I set out to
achieve were accomplished during my tenure,” Porter said. “Now is a good time
to focus on my family and my return to the private sector. Effectively managing
the agency as Chairman, updating Commission rules and regulations, and
continuing the diligent work of the Eagle Ford Shale Task Force will be
the top priorities for the remainder of my term,” he said.
told QR he is making calls and trying to figure out
what kind of support he would have if he announced for the seat.
By Scott Braddock