Texas Conservative Review Finds Barry Smitherman Most Qualified to Succeed Greg Abbott as Texas’ Top Lawyer
by Gary Polland on January 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Texas Conservative Review has endorsed Barry Smitherman for Texas Attorney General to succeed Greg Abbott who is running for Governor. Smitherman is currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and the former Chairman of the Public Utility Commission.
We at TCR believe that the best candidate to fill Greg Abbott’s shoes as our next Attorney General is Barry Smitherman, who has the perfect combination of legal, executive and leadership experience that the job requires. The highlights of Barry Smitherman’s distinguished career include leadership experience as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and Chairman of the Public Utility Commission where he applied skills that he learned in his 17 years in the private sector to cut costs and make those agencies more effective. Barry Smitherman’s legal background as a prosecutor coupled with his successful leadership of state agencies and practical private sector experience make him the best qualified and TCR’s choice for our next Texas Attorney General.