Our government at every level needs more leaders like Speaker Joe Straus, and we are sorry to learn that he is retiring from the Texas House of Representatives.
Speaker Straus has been a champion of common sense government and a leading voice for pro-growth policies for the Texas business community and for all Texans who live and work here. His has been a distinguished tenure. Speaker Straus has been a true statesman and has shown dignity at every turn in leading a diverse body in a challenging political environment.
The Dallas Regional Chamber will continue to work tirelessly to protect our business climate and ensure our continued economic prosperity, to strengthen our educational system and prepare the workforce of tomorrow, to enhance the quality of life for all Texans, and to attract the best and brightest workers from around the world.
We hope the next Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives will follow Speaker Straus’ lead by promoting legislation that focuses on the issues most critical to achieving those goals. We look forward to working with leadership and the North Texas delegation as we prepare for the 86th Legislative Session.
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