Speaker's Race

January 5th, 2009

Texas League of Conservation Voters thanks Rep. Tom Craddick for his years of service as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and we look forward to working with the new speaker, when elected, and legislators in the new legislatives session.

While neither of the frontrunners to be the next speaker has a high score on the League’s last legislative scorecard (Rep. John Smithee = 33%; Rep. Joe Strauss = 30%), our hope and expectation is that either one will run the House in an evenhanded way, giving sound environmental bills a fair shot at being heard, debated and passing.