Wright said that before jumping into the race, members within the industry told him, “You have been involved with, not only all the energy sector, but really involved with oil and gas — since discovery of the shale — you know how the nuts and bolts work out here. We’d like to have a commissioner that has more experience on that side of things than more on the legislative side and how politics work.”
“I didn’t know that I’d have a chance because I know nothing about politics,” he emphasized of his underdog run for the office.
Watch the full interview below:
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