By Chris Tomlinson, October 21, 2016, Updated: October 21, 2016
Excerpt: "... Then you have the major party candidates, both of whom won their races based on their last names, not their qualifications. When it comes to an oddball race like the Railroad Commission, too many Texans choose the most appealing name in the party primary and then tick the straight-party option in the general election.
Luckily, independent-minded voters have an alternative.
Mark Miller is the Libertarian Party candidate, and his qualifications are impeccable. Miller has a doctorate in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and taught at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. The best part is that he's been researching the industry for decades and even wrote a book about the Railroad Commission."