Railroad Commissioner-elect Christi Craddick will begin her term a few weeks early. Gov. Rick Perry appointed her today to fill the remainder of Commissioner Buddy Garcia’s term.

Garcia was appointed to the Commission earlier this year. He took over for Elizabeth Ames Jones, when she resigned for an unsuccessful run at state senate. Garcia did not run for the seat in November and stepped down from that post, last week.

In November, Craddick beat democrat Warren Chisum to secure the post. As per Gov. Perry’s appointment, she will take over the seat immediately and will serve a six year term.