HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Railroad Commissioner-Elect Ryan Sitton fulfilled one of his campaign promises by announcing his stepping down as president of PinnacleAIS, a company founded by Sitton and his wife. During the Republican Primary campaign, Sitton had promised to place his company in a blind trust to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.
“As I prepare to join the Railroad Commission in January, I’m pleased to announce these changes,” said Commissioner-Elect Sitton in a press release obtained by Breitbart Texas. “These steps will make sure that the citizens of the State of Texas are confident as I go to work for them. My time, energy, and passion will be focused on utilizing my energy experience to help the Railroad Commission be as efficient and effective as it can be, and in turn, make all Texans confident in how our state’s energy industry is operating.”
“I’ve already started meeting with staff in Austin and visiting Railroad Commission field offices across the state to discuss upcoming priorities and ideas for the commission,” Sitton explained. “I’ve been meeting with legislators, industry groups, grassroots organizations, landowners and numerous other groups and individuals to talk about their thoughts and ideas as well.”
“I’m excited about the opportunities that a strong energy industry has created in Texas and what they mean for our state and country,” the Commissioner-elect concluded. “I also know there are some significant challenges facing the commission and energy industry and I look forward to being a productive participant in solving those challenges.”
Sitton was elected in the November General Election and will be sworn in as one of three Texas Railroad Commissioners in January, 2015.
Bob Price is a senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas and a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.