The Honorable Joe Straus III (R)

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Speaker of the House
(Speaker of the House)

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-present.

Contact and Phone Numbers

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-1000
Capitol Fax: (512) 463-0675


Other Offices Held

TX House Representative (Texas House of Representatives)
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)
Joint Chair, Speaker of the House (Auditor's Office, State)