Vote Kelly Stone
“As an educator, environmental activist, and mother of two, I’m running for Texas Railroad Commissioner to protect and defend our environment from Big Oil’s greed and destruction.”
We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children.
Kelly is running for Railroad Commissioner for the State of Texas in order to bring education and resistance to the lack of transparency in the state’s oil, gas, and pipeline regulating body.
The commission doesn’t regulate the railroads, and Stone wishes to advocate for a name change, along with fighting for environmental protections and the rights of land-owners against corporate eminent-domain. As the controversial Kinder-Morgan pipeline is trying to make its way through Central Texas, where she calls home, Stone is taking her progressive teaching agenda to a larger classroom: the entire State of Texas.
“I want to bring a more democratic approach to representing people and the planet rather than the desires of Big Oil.” Stone declared.
K Stone Endorsements
Austin for Bernie Sanders
Sunrise El Paso
Blue America PAC
90 for 90
Young Dems BCS
TxState College Dems
Mark Anthony Rockeymore, SMTX Councilmember
Texas Mermaid Squad
Jessica Tiedt 4 Texas House
Alec Johnson Dem 4 Texas House
Maxfield Baker, SMTX Councilmember
No Permian Highway Pipeline
On the Democratic side, Kelly Stone, an environmental activist who has raised nearly $30,000, including in-kind contributions, and has about $1,500 in her campaign coffers, said she is running “because our planet is on fire, and it’s time we do something about it.”
K Stone stands up as the most prominent progressive candidate in the field, pledging not to accept contributions over $200 from oil, gas & coal industry execs, lobbyists, or PACs.
The thing is, the Texas Railroad Commission has nothing to do with railroads and everything to do with oil, gas, flaring, fracking, pipelines, earthquakes, unmonitored methane leaks, and the RRC is responsible for a great deal of the externalized costs borne by our health and our global environment.
As primary elections approach in Texas, we reached out to Democratic candidate Kelly Stone as she campaigns to join one of the state's most important and least understood regulatory bodies: The Texas Railroad Commission.
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Kelly interviews Kelly Stone, candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner.
Kelly's not vying to be a bureaucrat in this race, but their industry-insider pick sure is! Check out this puff piece Bloomberg wrote on her behalf. We're proud Kelly was still about to get her ideas out and be compared to Warren and Sanders!
"Stone takes it a step farther, siding with Democratic presidential candidates such as Warren and Sanders, who have come out in support of a ban on fracking."
Also present at the late afternoon vigil was Kelly Stone, a San Marcos resident and candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission.
About K Stone
Kelly Stone is an educator, comedian, single mother, river enthusiast, lecturer, and environmental activist, and now she’s running for Texas Railroad Commissioner. (Y’all, we all know that women wear an infinite number of hats.) This summer, she became the 8th woman to paddle a C1 canoe to the finish line of the Texas Water Safari, known as “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race.” She is currently running statewide to become a Texas Railroad Commissioner to help educate Texans about what the Railroad Commission does, advocating for an agency name change to reflect it’s true function in oil and gas regulations. She’s given a TEDx Talk, read her journal in Mortified, and performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, but she’s still trying to figure out how to keep her boys from smearing Greek yogurt on the furniture.
K Stone and son at Texas Water Safari Finish Line
Photo Cred: Ashley Stephenson Landis