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.
It was clear from the start of the recent legislative session that Speaker Joe Straus opposed Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda – even going so far as to attack reform proposals the governor campaigned on. Most notably, Straus told an audience at the University of Texas at Austin that dedicating motor vehicle sales taxes was a…Read More »
In East Texas, a liberal Mayor who boasts of being part of the “establishment” is seeking a promotion to the House of Representatives. Mayor Jay Dean is running for HD 7, a seat left open when David Simpson announced for Senate. Dean is facing David Watts, a local conservative leader, in the March primary. In…Read More »