“I’m certainly an outsider and I think that that’s an important voice to bring in representing the people and the environment. Because it’s been such a narrowly focused group that a lot of us have gotten lost, and people are dying and animals are dying and plants are dying. So it’s time for change.”
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.
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Kelly interviews Kelly Stone, candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner.