Texas needs regulators who understand the operational realities of exploring for and producing clean, reliable, and affordable energy. Environmental stewardship and economic success can coexist. We don't need more regulations - just to enforce those on the books.
I am not a career politician. I’m a mom, a small business owner, an entrepreneur, and lawyer with actual energy experience. I know the complex ins and outs of energy. I understand the needs of all sides -- the big companies, small businesses, families and individuals. I know how to oversee energy so that everyone comes out ahead.
I live on a ranch in Crane County, the center of the Permian Basin. There, I see the real impacts of the Railroad Commission’s failure every day. We’re wrestling with contaminated groundwater. I say to people all over this state: When you turn on the tap, you trust that your water is safe, right? What do you do when the people who are supposed to protect your water supply are bought and paid for?
I travel around digging up and exposing zombie wells that are leaking gases and toxic waters, poisoning aquifers, killing plants, and creating all sorts of dangers. You can see tons of videos of this across my social media channels. The Railroad Commission has a responsibility here. It’s failing, and Texans are paying the price.
I love Texas. As Railroad Commissioner I’ll represent all Texans and serve the best interests of our state. We don’t need new regulations -- we just need to make sure the ones in place are 1) fair, 2) affordable, and above all, 3) must work.
Personally, I’m ready to take a pay cut and move to Austin, because this job is so important. I’m qualified, experienced, knowledgeable, committed and can do the job right. It’s about leaving a legacy of making Texas stronger. Safer. And sustainable.
I’m one of many people across this state who are making the choice to get involved.
I want to tell you about an experience I had recently that shows why I left the Republican party and think we need something new. I posted on social media about the acquittal of Ken Paxton. Since I called out the corruption, some people responded that I must be running as a Democrat. How sad is that?! There's nothing conservative about corruption! I said no, I’m not running as a Democrat. So then people said I must be a RINO. Nope, not that either. I’m thrilled to announce that I’m seeking the Libertarian Party of Texas nomination to be your next railroad commissioner.
It is so clear: people believe that there are only two options for politics. It’s time to prove that idea wrong. It’s time for another way -- a way forward. My message to fellow Texans -- especially those who, like me, who are tired of the corruption: Let’s get the government we deserve. One that works for us. That will only happen when we get past this “us or them” mentality. There is another way.
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