Meet Farris Wilks
Farris Wilks (Cisco, Texas) is a fracking billionaire, a pastor,
and the biggest individual donor in Texas state politics.
Farris Wilks and his brother Dan sold their business, FracTech, in 2011. The brothers are estimated to be worth ~$1.5 billion each. The Wilks brothers are among the top landowners in Montana and in Idaho.
Farris Wilks is the pastor of a church in Cisco, Texas, where women are expected to "keep silence" and where Wilks has preached against homosexuality.
Wilks' political giving
In 2015, Farris and his brother Dan gave $800,000 to 21 Texas legislators, all of whom voted to overturn Denton's fracking ban. They also put $15 million into a Ted Cruz Super PAC.
Wilks is also financially active in Montana and California state politics.