Barry Smitherman

Join the Parker County Republican Women Thursday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Doss Heritage Center to welcome Barry Smitherman to speak on why oil and natural gas prices have fallen and what that means for the Texas economy, including electric bills. Smitherman has served on both the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), and is a nationally recognized authority on a number of emerging energy trends. With this background, Smitherman brings unique experience and perspective when advising clients on issues relating to state and federal regulations, energy project development, legislative matters and energy litigation. Smitherman’s experience at the PUCT and RRC, coupled with his service on a number of national and regional energy-focused boards and committees, gives him particular insight into emerging developments such as unconventional oil and gas development, electric transmission development, renewable energy generation and energy storage.

The public is invited to come out and ask questions of Smitherman and listen to his presentation. To RSVP for the meeting, contact Sonja Davis at

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