2010: Joe vs. the Volcano

House Speaker Joe Straus says he's got 122 votes for another term as speaker — in spite of the fact that at least a dozen of his past supporters were defeated in Tuesday's election.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus addressing Republicans on Nov. 2, 2010.

House Speaker Joe Straus says he's got 122 votes for another term as speaker — in spite of the fact that at least a dozen of his past supporters were defeated in Tuesday's election.

"On the night of this landmark election, Texas heard a resounding call from voters for continued fiscal responsibility and conservative leadership in Austin," he said in a press release after midnight. "I am proud that Republicans have gained a record number of seats in the Texas House, reversing the losing trend for the past three election cycles."

"As Speaker, I congratulate every House candidate elected tonight, and I look forward to working with each member for the good of our state.  I will continue to lead the Texas House in a fair and respectful way as Speaker, and at this early hour, I'm grateful to have 122 colleagues support me for Speaker, including 76 Republicans and 46 Democrats, and I look forward to visiting with more members in the coming days."

Confirmed List of Pledges for Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus
UPDATED:  November 3, 2010 12:00 a.m.

Aliseda, Jose
Allen, Alma
Alonzo, Roberto
Alvarado, Carol
Anchia, Rafael
Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Aycock, Jimmie Don
Beck, Marva
Bohac, Dwayne
Bonnen, Dennis
Branch, Dan
Brown, Fred
Burnam, Lon
Button, Angie Chen
Callegari, William "Bill"
Carter, Stefani
Castro, Joaquin
Coleman, Garnet
Cook, Byron
Creighton, Brandon
Crownover, Myra
Darby, Drew
Davis, John
Deshotel, Joe
Driver, Joe
Dukes, Dawnna
Dutton, Harold
Eiland, Craig
Eissler, Rob
Elkins, Gary
Farias, Joe
Farrar, Jessica
Fletcher, Allen
Frullo, John
Geren, Charlie
Giddings, Helen
Gonzales, Larry
Gonzales, Veronica
Gonzalez, Naomi
Gooden, Lance
Guillen, Ryan
Gutierrez, Roland
Hamilton, Mike
Hancock, Kelly
Hardcastle, Rick
Harless, Patricia
Harper-Brown, Linda
Hartnett, Will
Hernandez, Ana
Hilderbran, Harvey
Hochberg, Scott
Hopson, Chuck
Howard, Donna
Huberty, Dan
Hughes, Bryan
Hunter, Todd
Jackson, Jim
Johnson, Eric
Keffer, Jim
King, Susan
King, Tracy
Kleinschmidt, Tim
Kolkhorst, Lois
Kuempel, Edmund
Larson, Lyle
Laubenberg, Jodie
Lavender, George
Legler, Ken
Lewis, Tryon
Lozano, J.M.
Lucio III, Eddie
Lyne, Lanham
Madden, Jerry
Mallory Caraway, Barbara
Margo, Dee
Marquez, Marisa
Martinez, Armando
McClendon, Ruth Jones
Menendez, Jose
Miles, Borris
Miller, Doug
Miller, Sid
Munoz, Sergio, Jr.
Murphy, Jim
Naishtat, Elliott
Oliveira, Rene
Orr, Rob
Otto, John
Parker, Tan
Patrick, Diane
Paxton, Ken
Pena, Aaron
Phillips, Larry
Pickett, Joe
Pitts, Jim
Price, Four
Quintanilla, Chente
Raymond, Richard
Reynolds, Ron
Riddle, Debbie
Ritter, Allan
Rodriguez, Eddie
Schwertner, Charles
Scott, Connie
Sheffield, Ralph
Shelton, Mark
Smith, Todd
Smith, Wayne
Smithee, John
Solomons, Burt
Strama, Mark
Straus, Joe
Taylor, Larry
Thompson, Senfronia
Torres, Raul
Truitt, Vicki
Veasey, Marc
Walle, Armando
Weber, Randy
Workman, Paul
Zedler, Bill
Zerwas, John

*Partial Listing as of 12:00 a.m; 11/3/2010


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