Green Party activist Martina Salinas will run for Texas railroad commissioner in 2016. The commission regulates the oil and gas industry and other resources in the state. It no longer regulates railroads.
Her campaign said, “As a non-politician candidate, Salinas will strive to be the voice for the citizens of Texas, such as the citizens in the Rio Grande Valley who are fighting to preserve their quality of life by standing against a big industry that wants to build a unwanted LNG plant in South Texas.”
Salinas ran for railroad commissioner in 2014, receiving two percent of the vote in a four-way race.