WATCH LIVE: House re-elects Joe Straus as speaker

Speaker Joe Straus

State Reps. Warren Chisum and Ken Paxton both dropped out of the race earlier today. House members are currently making nominating speeches for Rep. Joe Straus, and they’ll be voting shortly. As we’ve said repeatedly, Straus’ re-election is a good thing for the LGBT community. Watch live by going here and clicking on the live feed.

UPDATE: Straus was re-elected by a vote of 132-15 with two members present but not voting.

—  John Wright