Texas House Members Phone Number List: Ask for a Conservative Texas Speaker of the House

January 4, 2011

Many people have called and ask for phone numbers to contact their Texas House Member about the Speaker of the House issue.

Here is the new phone number list, updated with the new House members elected in November of 2010, as well.


Is your House member suppporting Joe Straus for Texas Speaker of the House?  You may be surprised so you’d better check the list.  The following House Members were listed as supporting Straus but have now made it clear they are no longer on the Straus support list: Paul Workman (says he hasn’t made a final decision), Larry Gonzales, Jodie Laubenberg, Ken Paxton, Tan Parker, Bryan Hughes, Bill Zedler, Debbie Riddle, Randy Weber. You’ll see lines drawn through their name on this list.  There are also numerous other Texas House members who never pledged to Straus, so their name is not on this list as well.

The rest of the Texas House members on this list, still support Joe Straus for Speaker. Also, Rep. Beverly Wooley asked that her name be added to the Joe Straus Support List.  She is not reflected on this list as it was produced by Speaker Straus before Rep. Wooley announced her support.  See for yourself.


Don’t know who your Texas House member is?  Click here.

What are the concerns about Joe Straus for Texas Speaker?  See here-THE CASE AGAINST JOE STRAUS FOR TEXAS SPEAKER

Representatives Ken Paxton and Warren Chisum are also running for Texas Speaker of the House and are widely known as true conservatives.

More Opposition to Joe Straus for Texas Speaker; New Endorsements For Ken Paxton For Speaker-Add Texas Alliance for Life & Texas Republican Assembly to the List

December 29, 2010

Joe Straus for Speaker campaign looks weaker and weaker every day as more opposition to his  role as Texas Speaker of the House, grows.

Joe Straus was selected in 2009 by 65 Democrats and only 11 Republicans, giving him the 76 votes he needed to become Texas Speaker of the House, even though a huge majority of his Republican House members did not support him.  Republican Joe Straus was given victory by the Texas House Democrats.

Now, with 101 Republicans in the Texas House (there were 76 in 2009), many constituents and State Reps are saying-not this time.

The Joe Straus camp has deceptively tried to convince people that his is pro-life, even though he took money from Planned Parenthood.

Today, Ken Paxton, a conservative Republican House member picked up the endorsements of Texas Alliance for Life and the Texas Republican Assembly.  TAL goes into great detail to explain why Joe Straus is not pro-life and why Ken Paxton is pro-life.  It’s a pretty easy case to make.  See the release here. TAL-Paxton-Endorsement[1]

Joe Straus Refuses To Answer Pro-Life Questionnaire, Chisum & Paxton Answers Here

December 6, 2010

From Texas Alliance for Life:

“Update on Texas House Speaker Race: Chisum and Paxton Answer Survey, Straus Does Not” 

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives is one of the three most powerful offices in state government, along with Governor and Lt. Governor. The Speaker controls the success or failure of bills by appointing chairs of all of the House committees and the complete membership of the powerful Calendars Committee, which must approve each bill before it can be considered by the full House. The Speaker will be elected by a majority vote of the Texas House on the first day of the next session, Tuesday, January 11.

“On November 15, we hand-delivered a candidate survey to the office of each of the three candidates for House Speaker. The survey has 10 short questions on issues important to pro-life Texans, including issues regarding overturning Roe v. Wade, partial-birth abortion, public funding for embryonic stem cell research, and public funding for Planned Parenthood. This is the same survey that was sent to all candidates for Texas Senate and Representatives in the Primary Election and General Election. Both Warren Chisum (R-Pampa) and Ken Paxton (R-McKinney) responded within a day and gave answers consistent with the positions of Texas Alliance for Life. The current Speaker, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), did not respond.”

“To see the responses, click on the name:”

Joe Straus Opposition Builds Among Freshmen; Van Taylor Endorses Ken Paxton For Texas Speaker

November 30, 2010

Rep. Van Taylor announced today that he is supporting Rep. Ken Paxton for Texas Speaker of the House.  The other person who have filed to become Texas Speaker are Rep. Warren Chisum, and the incumbent Texas Speaker, Joe Straus.

Click here for full release. Rep.VanTaylorEndorsesPaxtonforSpeaker

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives is one of the most powerful and influential political figures in the state, vested with the responsibility of overseeing the course of lawmaking in every area of possible interest to any Texan.”   Texas Federal Court Judge, Lee Yeakel.

What are the actual powers and duties of the Texas Speaker of the House?  Click here.

Sign the letter to support a conservative for Texas Speaker. http://conservativespeakermandate.com/

More Opposition for Joe Straus, More Support For Ken Paxton from Rep.-Elect Jame White and Erwin Cain

November 29, 2010
Release: “East Texas Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain and James White Announce
Support for Ken Paxton as Texas House Speaker.”

“AUSTIN, TX-Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain (R-Como) and James White (R-Hillister) today joined other incoming and current legislators, and conservative organizations in announcing their support for Ken Paxton as Speaker of the Texas House.” 



James White

“White said, ‘… I support Ken Paxton for Speaker because he represents the strong and uncompromising conservatism my constituents demand.’”

 See full release here. White+and+Cain+Endorse+Paxton[1]

You’ll recall that Texas State Representative-Elect Erwin Cain was specifically targeted to “get rid of” by Joe Straus leadership member, Rep. Larry Phillips for not supporting Joe Straus for Speaker, according to Rep. Bryan Hughes.  See full details of this issue, below.

Erwin Cain

Texas Speaker Endorsement: Mike Huckabee Chooses Ken Paxton

November 17, 2010

Click here for full details. http://www.huckpac.com/?Fuseaction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=3310

Speaker Joe Straus Details: Selected By 65 Democrats & Only 11 Republicans: 

Strong Planned Parenthood/NARAL Support:

Choose Life License Plate Bill Denied:

Sonogram Bill Denied: 

Denial of Voting Rights on State Board of Education:

Straus Support Falling Apart, Ken Paxton Will Run For Texas Speaker

November 11, 2010

We’ve said from the beginning to State House members, when it comes to the Texas Speaker of the House issue, listen to the voters, to your constituents.  Texas voters delivered a victory at the polls for conservatives.  That’s what they expect for the leader of the Texas House, as well.

Have you told your State House member that you want a conservative for Texas Speaker of the House? Click here to make contact. http://capwiz.com/libertyinstitute/state/main/?state=TX&view=myofficials

Rep. Bryan Hughes heard from his constituents, and pulled his pledge.  See his letter here. BryanHughesWithdrawsSupportFor Straus

We have also heard that another Republican House member said the pledge to Straus was still intact, but when this member was asked if pledge means an actual vote for Straus, the response was-“I will listen to my constituents.

Yet another member is also listening to the people, and that is Republican State House member, Ken Paxton, who made it official today:  he’s running for Texas Speaker of the House.   Add Paxton to the growing list of House members who were on the support list for Straus, that Straus released last week within hours of a historic Republican resurgence in the Texas House, gaining over 20 additional seats.  Just yesterday, Rep. Bryan Hughes pulled his pledge from Straus, following Rep. Debbie Riddle, who last week asked that her name be removed from the Straus support list.

Courtesy of the Texas Conservative Coalition website: “State Representative Ken Paxton was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002 and is currently serving his 4th term representing district 70.  Ken Paxton received his BA and MBA from Baylor University.  Representative Paxton also earned a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1991. He and his family live in McKinney, Texas.  Rep. Ken Paxton has fought tirelessly against property taxes.  He authored and passed HB 1038, requiring county chief appraisers when determining the market value of a residence homestead to not exclude from consideration the values of other property in the neighborhood that sold at foreclosure or that declined in value because of the economy.”

He was elected to his fifth term in November of 2010.

He is well known as a solid, fiscal and social conservative.  See his full release letter here.  Ken Paxton is at the very top of legislative scorecards for actual legislative votes as tallied by numerous leading conservative organizations in Texas. His annoucement includes the message that we have been saying, the voters want conservative leadership and they want their elected representatives to listen. Ken Paxton Speaker Announcement

Like I have been saying since last week, the Texas Speaker race is far from over.  Let me update that: the Texas Speaker Race is just getting started.

State Orders Cease & Desist Against Illegal Planned Parenthood Facilities in Texas

April 14, 2009

Click here for letter from State Department of Health  dshs-cease-desist-letter 

Free Market Foundation

Texas Stops Illegal Abortions at Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Facilities
Free Market Praises Leadership of State Representatives

AUSTIN, Texas – In a press conference today at 2 p.m. in the Speaker’s Press Room, State Representatives will release a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) letter indicating that some unlicensed Planned Parenthood abortion services facilities were illegally performing abortions, and have been ordered to stop performing abortionprocedures that require state licensure.  Other Planned Parenthood facilities are also under investigation by the State. 

“We applaud the leadership of state officials for uncovering the unlawful practices of Planned Parenthood,” said Jonathan Saenz, director of legislative affairs at Free Market Foundation.  “We refuse to sit back and allow Planned Parenthood to put the lives of women at risk, for the organization’s own benefit.”

A letter from the legislators prompted the DSHS investigation, which uncovered four unlicensed Planned Parenthood facilities in the San Antonio area, and is expanding its investigation into other Planned Parenthood facilities.  Planned Parenthood operates the largest chain of abortion facilities in Texas and receives more than $10 million a year from Texas taxpayers through the state’s family planning program.

The State Representatives who released the DSHS letter include Rep. Phil King, Rep. Wayne Christian, Rep. Leo Berman, Rep. Tan Parker, Rep. Betty Brown, Rep. John Davis, Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Rep. Ken Paxton, Rep. Jim Jackson, Rep. Ralph Sheffield, and Rep. Todd Hunter.

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