On Thursday's edition of the Chad Hasty Show on KFYO, Republican candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton, discussed his primary run-off campaign and allegations made against him by opponent Wayne Christian.

Sitton graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Afterwards, he worked in the oil and gas industry for over fifteen years before founding Pinnacle AIS in 2006, a technology and engineering company. Ryan has also been an active member in various organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.

Sitton is currently a candidate for Texas State Railroad Commissioner. Sitton expressed his desire to bring Texas to the forefront of the oil and gas industry by demonstrating good science and methodology.

In the interview, Sitton said, ". . . The railroad commission can make sure that we have applied the right science; we're looking at integrity programs; we're looking at production rates; we're looking at fracking; we've done the research on water usage . . . by making sure that we're out in front, that we've done the research, the science and regulations . . ."

Sitton also commented on allegations made by his opponent, Wayne Christian, that Sitton has a conflict of interest and would only be a part-time commissioner. Sitton said that if he's elected, he would place his company in a blind trust in order to focus full time on his responsibilities as commissioner. He said Wayne Christian's allegations distract from the key issues and claimed Christian has no experience or knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

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