Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

Return to search results

Joe Straus Joe Straus
Full Name: Joe Straus III

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 121 Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 8, 2019 85th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar Speaker   Bexar
H 121 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar Speaker   Bexar
H 121 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd   Republican San Antonio / Bexar Speaker   Bexar
H 121 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican San Antonio / Bexar Speaker   Bexar
H 121 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   Republican San Antonio / Bexar Speaker   Bexar
H 121 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 121 Feb 10, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th (1) (2) (3)   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) Proclamation, 1/13/2005, Ordering special election in House District 121 on 2/5/2005 to serve unexpired term of Elizabeth Ames Jones. Governor Rick Perry.
(2) Straus sworn 2/10/2005, succeeded Elizabeth Ames Jones, appointed to the TX Railroad Commission by Governor Rick Perry. Oath not announced on house floor, first roll call 2/15/2005, p. 345. House Journal.
(3) Joe Straus, in special election 2/5/2005, sworn 2/10/2005, succeeded unexpired term of Elizabeth Ames Jones, appointed to the Texas Railroad Commission. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • 74th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joe Straus. Photos and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Biographical sketch, 85th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, Members of the 80th and 81st Legislature, Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, 79th Legislature, Members of the 79th Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, 81st Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, 83rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, 84th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Joe Straus, 85th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 79th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of House members(House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of House members(House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Q&A with likely next speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus, 1/7/2009. Dallas Morning News.
  • Award and photo, 11/10/2007: Sierra Club State Legislative Service Award for “Energy Efficiency.” Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club.
  • Opening Day Address by Speaker Joe Straus, 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives, Tuesday, January 11, 2011, As Delivered. Speaker of the House.
  • Committee Informationtop
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects, Select  
    Local and Consent Calendars  
    Regulated Industries  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Judiciary  
    Pensions and Investments  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.