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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

114,377 Registered Voters
26,875 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
46,620 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 66.5% David Alameel 29.5%
Governor Greg Abbott 60.8% Wendy Davis 37.5%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 56.9% Leticia Van de Putte 40.7%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 60.7% Sam Houston 35.8%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 60.6% Mike Collier 35.1%
Land Commish George P. Bush 65.4% John Cook 30.1%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 61.4% Jim Hogan 33.2%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 59.5% Steve Brown 34.7%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 65.0% Bill Moody 32.1%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 65.0% Lawrence Meyers 31.8%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 60.5% Gina Benavides 36.0%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 77.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 65.7% John Granberg 30.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 75.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 76.9%
State Representative Joe Straus 82.1%

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

Straus goes national - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Straus goes nationalHouston Chronicle (subscription)House Speaker Joe Straus is leading the way to take the Texas model of Republican statehouse dominance to states with decidedly more purple hues. The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, which Straus serves as vice chairman, will throw $40 ...Straus Settles into National Role for Campaign GroupTexas TribuneWith an eye on 2016, Straus works with national group to boost GOP majorities ...Dallas Morning News (blog)Tangling with Straus is tougher than it looksSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)all 8 news articles »
Former TPPF President Announces Challenge to Straus - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Former TPPF President Announces Challenge to StrausTexas TribuneJeff Judson, the former president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, announced Friday he is launching a long-shot challenge to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus, a perennial target of conservative activists. "This was not an easy decision because I ...Texas House speaker Straus to face tea party foeHouston Chronicle (subscription)Tea party rebellion against Straus continuesmySanAntonio.com (blog)all 8 news articles »
Joe Straus may already have challenge for speakership - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Joe Straus may already have challenge for speakershipDallas Morning News (blog)Texas State Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr., center, gets some helpful hands from fellow legislators as he prepares to cut a 10-year anniversary wedding cake to celebrate the state's same-sex marriage ban during Faith and Family Day on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at ...Cecil Bell Could Announce Speaker Bid on MondayTexas Tribuneall 4 news articles »
Joe Straus, guest columnist: At last, transparency, honesty are brought to our ... - Waco Tribune-Herald
Waco Tribune-Herald
Joe Straus, guest columnist: At last, transparency, honesty are brought to our ...Waco Tribune-HeraldThe least we can do in return is be honest and straightforward about how we use your money. Republican Joe Straus represents Bexar County in the Texas House of Representatives, where he also serves as Speaker. Discuss; Print. Posted in Guest columns ...
Straus warchest hovering around $8 million - mySanAntonio.com (blog)
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Straus warchest hovering around $8 millionmySanAntonio.com (blog)AUSTIN? House Speaker Joe Straus heads into the second half of the year with more than $8 million in his political coffers, a nearly unparalleled sum for a sitting state official he will use to bolster his bid for re-election and to aid state ...Straus, Patrick report big warchestsSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)Straus doubles his campaign cash in three yearsDallas Morning News (blog)Big campaign war chests amassed by Straus, PatrickHouston Chronicle (subscription)all 6 news articles »


House Districts

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