State Rep. Joe Straus

District 121 (R-San Antonio)

Personal Profile

Full Name: Joe Straus
Age: 54
Race: White
Occupation: Insurance/ Executive Benefits
Education: B.A., Vanderbilt University
Spouse: Julie
Religion: Jewish

Financial Statements


Election Info

2014 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 61.22% of vote
2012 General Election
Won with 80.24% of vote
2012 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 62.91% of vote
2010 General Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
2008 General Election
Won with 79.62% of vote
2008 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
2006 General Election
Won with 77.44% of vote
2006 Republican Party Primary Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
Special Election, State Representative, District 121
Won with 61.93% of vote

Political Profile

Current Office: Texas House of Representatives
District: 121
Party: Republican Party
Term Expiration: 2014
Term Length: 2 years
Salary: $7,200 per year
Jesse Ancira Chief of staff
Patricia Shipton Strategic legislative advisor
Andrew Blifford Budget director
Frank Battle House ethics advisor
Channing Burke Exec. asst. to speaker
Carolyn Scott Exec. asst. to chief of staff
Josie Gamez Exec. asst. to strategic leg. advisor
John Romano Advance/travel aide
Tara Korstad Scheduler
Kari Torres Dir. of admin. & special programs
Seth Juergens Constituent services coordinator
Erin Daly Press secretary
Jason Embry Press secretary
Texas House District 121 Facts
District Map (pdf)
Population & Household Profile
Education & Employment Profile
Income & Housing Profile
County Report (pdf)
City & CDP Report (pdf)
School District Report (pdf)
Zip Code Report (pdf)
Precinct Report (pdf)

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]
Websites: Rep. Joe Straus, District 121
Campaign Website
Twitter: @SpeakerStraus
Facebook: Speaker Joe Straus
Capitol Office
Room: 2W.13
Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Phone: 512-463-1000
District Office
Address: 7373 Broadway, Suite 202A
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-828-4411
Follow @SpeakerStraus

Twitter Feed

  • Strategic Fiscal Review: just 1 of our efforts to increase efficiency & improve how government functions. #txlege

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  • My guest column in Wednesday editions of the Express-News: Texas House Increasing Budget Scrutiny #txlege

    2 days ago

  • (2/2) That authority plays an important role in our system of government. #txlege

    5 days ago

  • (1/2) The Texas Constitution gives the Governor clear veto authority, which the Legislature respects even when we disagree w/ some vetoes.

    5 days ago

  • Strong editorial from @aasviewpoints on House's commitment to an efficient, transparent budget. #txlege

    7 days ago

  • RT @CindyBurkett_TX: Fully support this critical first step in examining how government is spending hard-earned tax dollars. #txlege http:/…

    7 days ago

  • AAS: Texas House speaker calls for more scrutiny in budget-writing #txlege

    8 days ago

  • RT @RepEdThompson: Pleased to hear of @SpeakerStraus announcement on Strategic Fiscal Review of the #Texas #Budget...

    9 days ago

  • RT @leachfortexas: Happy to hear @SpeakerStraus is directing a deeper look into how we spend your $$$. We're not merely appropriators. We'r…

    9 days ago

  • SFR: An important conversation about the role of govt, the use of taxpayer dollars & the priorties we set. #txlege

    9 days ago