The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Political Action Committee (TSCRA PAC) today announced their endorsement of State Rep. Warren Chisum (R- Pampa) (pictured, center) in his bid to become a member of the Texas Railroad Commission.

"Warren Chisum has been a long time advocate for landowners in the legislature and understands the issues we face, especially when it comes to balancing ranching and energy production," said Joe Parker Jr., TSCRA president and TSCRA PAC co-chairman.

"Warren understands that agriculture and energy work hand-in-hand and that we must take care of our natural resources above and below the surface. He also understands how important both are to our economy," said Parker.

Chisum was first elected to the Texas House in 1988 and has represented a Panhandle district ever since.  His business life has been spent in the oil and natural gas industries and ranching.

Chisum is running against five other candidates in the Republican Primary for the full-term Railroad Commissioner seat up for election.  Chisum's opponents are: Becky Berger, Beryl Burgess, Joe Cotten, Christi Craddick and Roland Sledge.