“It is a great honor that Rep. Susan King invited me to be the inaugural speaker for the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Speaker Series. Texas is at its best when government, business and communities collaborate and look for innovative ways to improve our economy,” commented Craddick.
Commissioner Craddick was elected to serve a six-year term in November 2012. A native of Midland and an attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy, Craddick will begin with a short speech followed by a time for interactive dialogue. The Texas Railroad Commission regulates the state’s energy resources and industry.
"The vast amount of energy production occurring in Texas has been part of a solution and a growing opportunity to address our struggling national economy. Texas is blessed to have had the ability to use our vast energy resources as a solution for job growth, economic stimulus and long term goals towards American energy security. And, Texas' energy development is projected to grow for years to come," stated Commissioner Craddick.
The next scheduled speaker for the series will be Doug Shaw, Rural Ombudsman for the Texas Water Development Board on February 20, 2014 with time and place to be announced soon.