Rep. Joe Straus
Many of us in this part of San Antonio will have more work to do with a new state representative in District 121. Because Joe Straus had to conduct the legislative sessions, he would not say how he would vote on many issues to insure he was perceived as fair to all sides. Consequently, I saw no reason to call his office, unlike my state senator whom I called regularly.
Straus will also be missed because many Democrats and Republicans saw him as one of the few open-minded office holders in the state. He was willing to listen to all sides of an issue, a trait lacking among too many politicians these days.