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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%

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

Despite tea party gains, Straus appears safe for another term as speaker - Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News

Despite tea party gains, Straus appears safe for another term as speaker
Dallas Morning News
They also mounted a highly successful defense of perhaps the three most outspoken critics of Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio. But Straus is still the heavy favorite to win a fourth term as speaker in January, after he and nine of his GOP lieutenants ...

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Brandon Creighton and Dan Branch: Key Lieutenants for Straus Leadership Team - Texas GOP Vote

Texas GOP Vote

Brandon Creighton and Dan Branch: Key Lieutenants for Straus Leadership Team
Texas GOP Vote
However, as an establishment Republican and a key lieutenant on House Speaker Joe Straus' leadership team, there is speculation that Creighton is simply using this endorsement to make inroads with tea party activists. The entire Capitol Inside article ...

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Austin mind meld aims to improve mental health in Texas - KXAN.com

Austin mind meld aims to improve mental health in Texas
KXAN.com
Key leaders participating in the Austin conference include Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus, State Senator Jane Nelson, and Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek. Read the entire ...

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The University of Texas Show Trial - American Spectator

American Spectator

The University of Texas Show Trial
American Spectator
Though outsiders imagine that Texas is run by conservatives, the truth is that the state legislature is controlled by a man named Joe Straus, who sold out his party to become Speaker of the House with the votes of the Democratic caucus and a handful of ...

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Texas driver surcharge law up for debate; El Paso drivers account for nearly ... - Insurance News Net (press release)

Texas driver surcharge law up for debate; El Paso drivers account for nearly ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
On Monday, Pickett held a hearing to review ways to fix the program as part of an interim assignment by House Speaker Joe Straus , R- San Antonio . The program imposes annual penalties for three years for traffic convictions including driving without ...

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