Governor Abbott Appoints Christi Craddick To Southern States Energy Board

February 24, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointment of Christi Craddick to serve as his designee to the Southern States Energy Board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

Christi Craddick is a native of Midland and earned both her Bachelor's Degree as a Plan II graduate and her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During her career as an attorney, she specialized in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy.

In 2012, Craddick was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, where she has pushed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of an energy industry that is driving the state's unparalleled economic success. In her role as a Railroad Commissioner, she has repeatedly proven that sensible regulations, careful listening and plain talk can foster innovation that has solidified Texas leadership in the energy sector.

Craddick has worked to educate the public about the oil and gas industry and its impact in Texas and has fought against Washington's one-size-fits-all environmental policies that would kill jobs and stifle energy production growth. Craddick has advocated for recycling in the oilfields, helping to drive the percentage of reclaimed water upwards, an essential achievement in a state enduring a multi-year drought.

Craddick is an active member of many organizations including the State Bar of Texas, University of Texas Liberal Arts Alumni Advisory Council, and Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation and St. Austin’s Catholic Church.