Straus Files for Another Term as Speaker

Straus Files for Another Term as Speaker
House Speaker Joe Straus, right, with state Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, on June 1, 2015.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is officially seeking another term wielding the gavel.

The San Antonio Republican on Monday filed papers with the state Ethics Commission to run for speaker again, according to his office. If re-elected, he will bid for a fifth term at the helm of the lower chamber, rivaling Pete Laney and Gib Lewis as the longest-serving speakers.

Straus easily won a fourth term as speaker in January, earning the ………. read more here. 

by Patrick Svitek

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