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Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission

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buddygarcia Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission

Buddy Garcia (credit: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

AUSTIN (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.

Garcia currently is a member of the Texas Coastal Land Advisory Board and has previously held a gubernatorial appointment as a commissioner on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Garcia will fill a vacancy created when Elizabeth Ames Jones stepped down earlier this year to run for Texas Senate. The Austin resident will only serve until the election on Nov. 6, when voters will elect two commissioners. There are six Republicans and one Democrat running for the open seat.

Incumbent Commissioner Barry Smitherman is also running to retain his seat.

Despite its name, the three-member commission has no power over railroads and oversees the oil and gas industry in Texas.

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