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Texas 2022 Elections

Luke Warford tries to break the Republican hold on the Railroad Commission by focusing on the power grid and climate change

One of three seats on the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the oil and gas industry, is up for grabs this election. Democrat Luke Warford is betting his campaign on the issues of electric grid reliability, regulatory enforcement and reducing emissions.

Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commission Luke Warford speaks at a Beto O'Rourke rally in Austin on Sept. 6, 2022.

Power grid failure becomes campaign issue

Warford hopes climate change stance wins votes

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