Press Release: Houston Chronicle Endorses Mark Miller for Texas Railroad Commission

unnamedHouston Chronicle Endorses Mark Miller for Texas Railroad Commission: First ever endorsement of a statewide Libertarian candidate by a major daily newspaper in Texas

Austin, TX — September 7, 2016 — Mark Miller announced that he has received the “wholehearted” endorsement of the Texas’ second-largest paper the Houston Chronicle in his bid for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

“I am honored and thrilled to receive this major endorsement of my campaign,” said Dr. Mark Miller, the Libertarian Party of Texas’s nominee for Railroad Commissioner.

A Major First

“Our editorial board interviews scores of candidates for political office every election year, but seldom do we find ourselves wholeheartedly endorsing a nominee from the Libertarian Party. Then again, seldom have we met a Libertarian candidate like Mark Miller,” wrote the editors of the Chronicle in what can only be described as a ringing endorsement.

This is the first time a major daily newspaper in Texas has endorsed a statewide candidate from the Libertarian Party.

“Kudos to the Houston Chronicle for endorsing Mark Miller for the open position on the Texas Railroad Commission. More newspapers should take an example from the Houston Chronicle and serve their readers by looking past party labels to find the candidate most qualified for the job,” said Nicholas J. Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

John Wilford, chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas added, “It is refreshing to finally see a trend in the American people and media of putting policies and qualifications ahead of party and politics. We are also honored that the most qualified candidate for Railroad Commissioner in 2016, Mark Miller, has decided to take a stand for common sense and liberty, and run with the Libertarian Party of Texas.”

The full endorsement by the Houston Chronicle can be read here.
Voters who wish to learn more about Mark and the issues facing the oil and gas industry in Texas can learn more at

About Mark

Dr. Mark A. Miller, PE is a native-born and long-time resident of Texas. After graduating with a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Mark began a career in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer. Later receiving a PhD from Stanford University, he went on to teach petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. After leaving UT, Mark established a worldwide petroleum engineering consulting practice and was a founder and CEO/CTO of a small company that provided software to the oil and gas industry. Mark is the 2016 Libertarian nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

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