TX House Speaker Joe Straus announces he's not seeking re-election

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced that he will not seek re-election after his current term ends. He made the announcement on his Facebook page.

The post said in part, "I believe that in a representative democracy, those who serve in public office should do so for a time, not for a lifetime."

Speaker Straus is expected to have a press conference at around 11 a.m. and will discuss his decision. FOX 7 will stream it live on our Facebook page here.

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