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Joe Straus

Joe Straus
Full Name: Joe Straus III

Terms of Service

  • House, 85th Legislature
    1/10/2017 - 1/8/2019
    Republican
    Speaker
  • House, 84th Legislature
    1/13/2015 - 1/10/2017
    Republican
    Speaker
  • House, 83rd Legislature
    1/8/2013 - 1/13/2015
    Republican
    Speaker
  • House, 82nd Legislature
    1/11/2011 - 1/8/2013
    Republican
    Speaker
  • House, 81st Legislature
    1/13/2009 - 1/11/2011
    Republican
    Speaker
  • House, 80th Legislature
    1/9/2007 - 1/13/2009
    Republican
  • House, 79th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    2/10/2005 - 1/9/2007
    Republican
(1) Proclamation, 1/13/2005, Ordering special election in House District 121 on 2/5/2005 to serve unexpired term of Elizabeth Ames Jones. Governor Rick Perry .
(2) Straus sworn 2/10/2005, succeeded Elizabeth Ames Jones, appointed to the Railroad Commission of Texas by Governor Rick Perry. Oath not announced on house floor, first roll call 2/15/2005, p. 345. House Journal .
(3) Joe Straus, in special election 2/5/2005, sworn 2/10/2005, succeeded unexpired term of Elizabeth Ames Jones, appointed to the Texas Railroad Commission. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-2019 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Members of the 79th Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Members of the 80th and 81st Legislature, Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Texas House of Representatives

Other Resources

  • Q&A with likely next speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus, 1/7/2009. Dallas Morning News .
  • Award and photo, 11/10/2007: Sierra Club State Legislative Service Award for “Energy Efficiency.” Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club .
  • 74th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joe Straus. Photos and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Opening Day Address by Speaker Joe Straus, 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives, Tuesday, January 11, 2011, As Delivered. Speaker of the House .
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives .
  • Biographical sketch, 85th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives .
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