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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%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Appointee Wallace Hall says Joe Straus said he didn't care if Hall was strung ... - PolitiFact
Breitbart News
Appointee Wallace Hall says Joe Straus said he didn't care if Hall was strung ...PolitiFact6, 2014, speech accepting the Torch of Freedom award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility by saying the House speaker, Joe Straus, separately told Gov. Rick Perry, who appointed Hall to the board, that he would drop the House's pressure on Hall if ...Perry's Chief of Staff Confirms Straus Tried to Get Wallace Hall to ResignBreitbart NewsIn Bid for Speaker, Turner Looks to Beat the OddsMyHighPlainsGov. Perry backs his chief of staff on UT regent matterAustin American-Statesman (blog)all 14 news articles »
8 False Claims About Joe Straus - Texas GOP Vote
Texas GOP Vote
8 False Claims About Joe StrausTexas GOP VoteThe legislative record of the Texas Legislature during the six-year tenure of House Speaker Joe Straus draws high praise from national pro-life organizations and harsh criticism from pro-abortion organizations. Americans United for Life ranks Texas as ...and more »
Setting the Record Straight on Joe Straus - Texas GOP Vote
Houston Chronicle
Setting the Record Straight on Joe StrausTexas GOP VoteAnother hugely successful season for Republicans is behind us, which gives us plenty of reasons to unite to accomplish even more. Unfortunately, a coordinated, professional smear machine is having none of it, and another faux Speaker's race has begun.Joe Straus Named Texan Of The Year By Legislative ConferencePR Newswire (press release)Joe Straus selected as 2015 Texan of the YearHerald ZeitungStraus foes may have more than one way to count a winHouston ChronicleChron.com (blog) -Texas Tribuneall 34 news articles »
National Pro-Life Groups Denounce NARAL-Favored Joe Straus for Texas ... - Breitbart News
Breitbart News
National Pro-Life Groups Denounce NARAL-Favored Joe Straus for Texas ...Breitbart NewsNational pro-life groups are denouncing support shown for the re-election of current Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R), who is favored by the abortion rights lobbying organization, National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). As Breitbart Texas' ...As Straus penetrates red zone, not all of the defense plays nastyDallas Morning News (blog)Turner stands by floor vote as Straus sews up speaker's raceChron.com (blog)Austin Takes the Far Right in ModerationNew York TimesAmarillo.com (blog)all 14 news articles »
Straus gets promotion on GOP campaign committee - Chron.com (blog)
Straus gets promotion on GOP campaign committeeChron.com (blog)?Speaker Joe Straus is a committed leader for the people of Texas and a strong, conservative voice who is leading the charge nationally to protect our individual liberties and preserve our nation's commitment to the principles that make us strong ...and more »


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