Ryan Sitton has decided to run for Railroad Commissioner joining the crowded race for Chairman Barry Smitherman's seat. Other candidates in the race include Rep. Stefani Carter, Malachi Boyuls, former Rep. Ray Keller and Becky Berger. Sitton is the founder and CEO of an oil and gas engineering and technology company. He resides in Friendswood, and ran for State Representative in 2012 losing a Republican primary runoff to Dr. Greg Bonnen. A hard working, attractive candidate, Sitton intends to jump start his campaign with $1 million in personal funds. An official campaign announcement will occur after Labor Day.