Twenty-two years after joining the Texas House as its youngest member, sState Rep. Dennis Bonnen is poised to take over the chamber’s reins on Jan. 8.
State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) filed Monday morning to run for speaker of the Texas House, making him the fourth Republican to throw his hat in the ring in the race to succeed retiring House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio).
While Joe Straus is voluntarily stepping down as speaker, the day many view as pivotal to putting him in that position of power was far less orderly.
The odds favor those who wager that a year from now, voters still won’t have a solid idea who will replace Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a San Antonio Republican, announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election.