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HD121

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Overview

Who & Where

Joe Straus

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 174,867 133,224 121,210
Anglo 55.1% 58.8% 63.3%
Hispanic 34.6% 31.4% 28.5%
Afr-Am 6.8% 6.2% 4.7%
Other 4.3% 4.1%
Asian 1.9%

2014 Election Analysis

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Matt Beebe 5,846 38.8%
Joe Straus 9,226 61.2%
Total Votes 15,072

2012 Election Analysis

108,429 Registered Voters
24,094 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
73,579 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 60.7% Barack Obama 37.5%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 59.6% Paul Sadler 37.1%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 61.4% Dale Henry 33.8%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 58.4% Michele Petty 37.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 60.2% Keith Hampton 36.5%
State Representative Joe Straus 80.2%

2010 Election Analysis

111,225 Registered Voters
23,428 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
48,188 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 59.2% Bill White 37.7%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 67.4% Linda Chavez-Thompson 29.0%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 71.1% Barbara Radnofsky 26.7%
Comptroller Susan Combs 85.0%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 67.5% Hector Uribe 29.2%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 66.7% Hank Gilbert 29.6%
RR Commish David Porter 63.5% Jeff Weems 31.5%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 66.4% Jim Sharp 30.4%
Supreme Court Paul Green 67.2% Bill Moody 29.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 67.7% Blake Bailey 28.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 67.0% Keith Hampton 29.8%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Straus Says Fix, Don't Ditch, Enterprise Fund - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

Straus Says Fix, Don't Ditch, Enterprise Fund
Texas Tribune
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus strayed from the Republican herd Thursday, signaling his support for keeping the Texas Enterprise Fund to seed economic development despite a recent scathing audit of the fund's oversight. ?These programs need reforms ...
Straus: Expect 'significant reforms' to incentive programsHouston Chronicle
Texas House Speaker calls for incentives reform, report saysAustin Business Journal (blog)
Key lawmakers promise reform of state's business incentive programSan Antonio Express-News

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Light to be shined on "dark money" - Houston Chronicle

Texas GOP Vote

Light to be shined on "dark money"
Houston Chronicle
Tasked by House Speaker Joe Straus to come up with recommendations to improve disclosure, a key House committee in May held a hearing on the issue and told the commission it has authority to move forward with dark money rules. At the heart of the ...
Ethics commission approves dark money regulationSan Antonio Express-News

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Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations - MyHighPlains

MyHighPlains

Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations
MyHighPlains
In mid-June, Dewhurst, House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio and Gov. Rick Perry authorized a Department of Public Safety surge in the Rio Grande Valley that has an estimated cost of $1.3 million per week. In July, Perry ordered the deployment of up ...

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Chamber honors Ritter family with Spindletop Award - Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont Enterprise

Chamber honors Ritter family with Spindletop Award
Beaumont Enterprise
Special Guest Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, spoke before Chamber Chairman Guy Goodson awarded the Spindletop Award to Allan Ritter and his family. Photo taken Tuesday 10/21/14 Jake Daniels/@JakeD_in_SETX Photo: ...

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Hutchison pulled strings for friends' kids and grandkids at UT - Watchdog.org

Watchdog.org

Hutchison pulled strings for friends' kids and grandkids at UT
Watchdog.org
There are seven others who were chosen by the board. The dozen letters from Hutchison puts her in first place among others known to have interceded with Powers. Runners up include state House Speaker Joe Straus and two of his lieutenants, Reps.

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