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Todd Staples

President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association


Todd Staples is the president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state's largest petroleum group. He was the state's agriculture commissioner from 2007-2014 and also served in the Texas Legislature.

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America Would Benefit from a Rick Perry Frame of Mind

Beyond his bullish stance on domestic energy production and proven management prowess, energy secretary nominee Rick Perry’s philosophy about the role of government in general will be a shot in the arm for America, which has been bogged down for too long by bureaucrats and over-regulation.