The Honorable Joe Straus III (R)

Last modified on: 04-03-2016 15:51:25

TX House Representative
(Texas House of Representatives)

District: 121

General Information

Profession: Insurance and Investments Home Town: San Antonio Birthdate: 09-01-1959 Spouse: Julie

Personal Information

BA-Political Science, Vanderbilt University

JOE STRAUS III (R) Speaker of the House
Wife: Julie
Born September 1, 1959. Education: BA-Political Science, Vanderbilt University. Elected to the 79th Legislature on February 5, 2005. Served in the George H.W. Bush administration as deputy director of Business Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1989-1991. Honors include the Texas Public Power Association's Public Official Award , the Legislative Service Award, Defender of the American Dream Award and in 2008 and he was selected as one of the 35 Texans who will shape the future of the state by Texas Monthly.
Elected Speaker of the House, January 13, 2009, January 11, 2011 and January 8, 2013, January 13, 2015

Office Information

Dist. 121 - Bexar (10%)

Sens. Campbell, MenÚndez

Contact and Phone Numbers

Capitol Office:
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-1000
Capitol Fax: (512) 463-0675
District Map

7373 Broadway, Suite 202-A
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-4411
(210) 832-9994


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief of Staff Patricia Shipton (512) 463-3000 / (512) 463-0675
Executive Assistant to the Speaker Carolyn Scott (512) 463-3000 / (512) 463-0675
Scheduler Tara Korstad (512) 463-3000 / (512) 463-0675
Director of Budget and Policy Andrew Blifford (512) 463-1100 / (512) 463-0278
House Ethics Advisor Frank Battle
Communications Director Jason Embry (512) 463-0223 / (512) 463-0675

Other Offices Held

Co-Vice Chair (Preservation Board, State)
Speaker of the House (Legislative Reference Library)
Board Member (Bond Review Board, Texas)
Co Chairman (Legislative Budget Board)
Chair (Legislative Council, Texas)
Speaker of the House (Speaker of the House)
Joint Chair, Speaker of the House (Auditor's Office, State)