The Honorable Joe Straus III (R)

Last modified on: 08-21-2018 13:11:20

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: B.A.-Political Science, Vanderbilt University. Elected to the 79th Legislature on February 5, 2005. Served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan at what was then called the U.S. Customs Service. Served in the administration of President George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Department of Commerce. San Antonio native and fifth-generation Texan. Principal in an insurance, investments and executive benefits business. Former Chairman of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee. Most recently elected Speaker by a 150-0 vote in January 2017.
Speaker of the House, 2009-2019.

Speaker Straus announced he will not run for re-election,

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
Zip Codes Within The District
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District Map

District Office:
  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)
Joint Chair (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)