Barry Smitherman's file:
Smitherman

Republican from Texas

According to his Railroad Commission biographical information online, Smitherman was appointed to the state Public Utility Commission in 2004 and became chairman in 2007, then was appointed to the Railroad Commission in 2011 and became its chairman in 2012. Barry Smitherman launched a campaign for state attorney general in June 2013.

Recent statements involving Barry Smitherman

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.

Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."

Recent stories featuring Barry Smitherman

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