Press Release: Chris Paddie Appointed to Executive Committee of the Energy Council

April 17, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas – Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen today appointed State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) to serve on the Executive Committee of The Energy Council, a national, non-partisan organization providing a forum for policymakers, energy companies and industry professionals to discuss energy and environmental policy and other issues of importance to energy-producing states.

“I am looking forward to sharing the energy expertise that we have here in Texas with the rest of the country as we work to strengthen our energy industry and produce more of our energy at home. I am honored that Speaker Bonnen has continued to show faith in my leadership with this appointment and look forward to representing Texas and the Texas House of Representatives on the Energy Council,” said Rep. Paddie.

“As Chair of the House Energy Resources Committee, there is no one more prepared and qualified to represent our state’s robust energy sector at the national level than Representative Paddie,” said Speaker Bonnen. “Rep. Paddie has been at the forefront of championing policies that have kept Texas the top state in the nation for energy production, and his breadth of knowledge on these issues will be invaluable to The Energy Council. He has been an effective leader for the people of District 9, and I have no doubt he will be an effective voice for Texas on The Energy Council.”

The Texas Energy Council is a leading global networking platform in the oil, natural gas andrenewable energy sector. Their mission is to connect the world’s largest energy companies with investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and disruptive technology developers to advance and transform the way energy is consumed and produced.

In addition to the State of Texas, a number of energy-producing states participate in the council, including, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Rep. Paddie has represented District 9 in the Texas Legislature since 2013. In addition to serving as Chair of the House Energy Resources Committee and Vice-Chair of the Texas Energy Caucus, Rep. Paddie is also a member of the House Licensing & Administrative Procedures and Redistricting Committees.