State Rep. Joe Straus

District 121 (R-San Antonio)

Personal Profile

Full Name: Joe Straus
Age: 55
Race: White
Occupation: Insurance/ Executive Benefits
Education: B.A., Vanderbilt University
Spouse: Julie
Religion: Jewish

Financial Statements


Election Info

2014 General Election
Won with 82.09% of vote
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
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Twitter Feed

  • SAEN: Straus named to leadership post via @mySA

    8 hours ago

  • Looking forward to working for Republican legislators & candidates across the country over the next 2 years.

    2 days ago

  • Julie provides stellar leadership 4 the Holiday Wishes campaign. She & I are grateful for the generosity of all who contribute. #txlege

    9 days ago

  • BIG thanks to all Capitol & agency staff who donated to Holiday Wishes -- and to our gift-wrappers. #txlege

    9 days ago

  • Proud to have worked w/ the Governor, Lt Governor & Meadows Fndt on the Texas Veterans Initiative via @TexasTribune

    16 days ago

  • State Expands DPS Presence in Border Region #txlege

    17 days ago

  • RT @NBTXChamber: Speaker of the House Joe Straus after the announcement was made that he is the 2015 Texan of the Year. @SpeakerStraus http…

    a month ago

  • ICYMI: The Rivard Report covered my visit with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. #txlege

    a month ago

  • KSAT: Texas House Speaker Preaches Optimism at Chamber Luncheon #txlege

    a month ago

  • Joe Straus says lawmakers ready to get to work #txlege

    a month ago