Speaker Joe Straus received 127 votes to Rep. Scott Turner’s 19. Two members were recorded absent: Rep. Tom Craddick, who took the oath of office in Midland, and Rep. Dawnna Dukes, whose vote did not register. There are two vacancies (HD13, HD123).
As of last week, we were aware of 122 public pledges for Straus: 75 Republicans (including Straus) and 46 Democrats. He received all of those votes (except for one that did not register) plus Reps. Alma Allen, Yvonne Davis, Brooks Landgraf,Trey Martinez Fischer, Toni Rose and Mike Schofield.
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