State Rep. Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: N/A
Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: C
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House District 121
First elected in 2006
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- Supported levying a “granny tax” on nursing home residents (HB 3778, RV 1048, 80th Legislature)
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Speaker Straus is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He is graduate of Vanderbilt University with a BA in Political Science, and was elected Speaker of the Texas House for the 2009 session and re-elected for the 2011 session. Speaker Straus has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006.
Tuesday night’s results made for a very good morning for conservatives in Texas. A few fast facts about last-night’s Republican primary: The most liberal Republican in the Texas Senate lost. Conservative ranks in the Senate are swelling. Every House conservative won re-election (with re-enforcements coming from the open-seat races). House incumbents affiliated with Speaker Joe…Read More »
Republican State Representative Byron Cook of Corsicana, a loyal advocate of moderate House Speaker Joe Straus and Chairman of the powerful State Affairs Committee, has repeatedly bullied local businesses in his district who allow his conservative opponent, Bobby Vickery, to put up signs on their property. Reports of Cook’s abuse of power go back as…Read More »