Barry Smitherman Endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor

HOUSTON – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and authentic conservative candidate for Lieutenant Governor, today gained the support of Barry Smitherman, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission.

“I am proud to have Barry’s support.  There are few in Texas who understand the energy sector like Barry,” said Patrick.  “All Texans have benefited from his service as Chairman of the Railroad Commission and Public Utility Commission.”

“Dan Patrick has an appreciation and understanding of the important issues affecting Texans,” said Smitherman.  “He believes in the fundamental tenants of economic and social conservatism.  Further, he understands that oil and gas is the life-blood of the Texas economy.

“Dan Patrick is the authentic conservative in the race for Lieutenant Governor.  He has my endorsement and my full support,” concluded Smitherman.

The Patrick Campaign continues to gain support leading up to the May 27 Republican Primary Runoff Election.  For a full listing of endorsements and updated news, go to





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