Candidate Profile
Christi Craddick L.

Republican , Texas


Christi Craddick L.
Railroad Commissioner

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Grassroots America, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Conservative Review, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Home School Coalition, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

Governor Greg Abbott, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Grassroots America, We the People, Cathie Adams, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, Texas Oil & Gas Association PAC

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Tom Craddick
Bass Family PACs, Charlie Geren, Dan Patrick, DFW Conservative Voters, Jeff Leach, Kevin Eltife and 7 more


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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There are no circumstances where abortion should be allowed. Life is life.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Bible taught us that man is inherently flawed. Our Founders set up a system so that checks and balances ensure the flaws of man cannot cause harm to all.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs and values are from my parents and the teachings of the Catholic Church. I was raised in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Midland. Today, my daughter Catherine and I are active members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

A political conservative stands for traditional values, limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise. I am a Christian raised in the Catholic Church. I am a life-long conservative Republican raised in a strong conservative household. My political beliefs are rooted in these conservative philosophies. In my role as Railroad Commissioner, the decisions I have made reflect my conservative beliefs.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Education is the best way to bring down unemployment.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

A private, free market healthcare system.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should not play a role in boosting the economy. It is not the government's job to pick winners and losers.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Having grown up in the heart of the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas with my family working in and around the oil and gas industry my entire life, I am well-versed in how the industry functions, regulatory needs at the Railroad Commission, and the industry’s importance to our state. I have put that knowledge to work at the agency throughout my first five years as your Railroad Commissioner. With a strong knowledge of the Texas energy industry and a long list of accomplishments over the past five years at the Railroad Commission, I am asking the voters of Texas to elect me to a second term so we can continue the good work we are doing to safely grow this important industry and secure our state’s long-term energy success.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:; (512)271-4782

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?



  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Plan II – Liberal Arts Honors, 1991
  • The University of Texas Law School, Austin, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Member
  • Austin Republican Women, Member
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Member
  • University of Texas Chancellor’s Council, Member
  • The Texas Lyceum, Alumni
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Southern States Energy Board, Member
  • National Petroleum Council, Member
  • Railroad Commissioner, Held 2012-2018

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