Straus Endorses Allison

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today endorsed conservative Steve Allison to serve as the next State Representative for Texas House District 121, which includes northeast San Antonio and the communities of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park and Terrell Hills.

“I am grateful for the voters who have supported me through the years, and now we need you to vote for Steve Allison,” said Straus. “Steve is the one candidate in this race who has proved himself ready to serve in the Texas House. Steve is a man of strong character and sound judgment, and I have no doubt that he will be an effective voice for our community.”

Speaker Straus added, “It is critically important that voters come out and support Steve Allison in the May runoff election.”

Straus, who chose not to run for re-election this year, has represented District 121 since 2005 and has repeatedly won contested Republican primaries in the district by overwhelming margins. He has been Speaker of the Texas House since 2009.

“I am proud to have the support of Joe Straus,” said Allison. “This area has supported Joe strongly, and he has supported us strongly. Joe did an excellent job and his work has benefited our area greatly.”

Steve Allison is an experienced and highly regarded business attorney. His campaign has centered on lowering local property taxes, properly funding public schools, securing the border, building key transportation infrastructure, and growing the Texas economy.

Steve and Peggy, his wife of 48 years, attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where Steve served on the Vestry. They have two adult sons, Todd and Brian, and five grandkids.

Both of Steve’s sons graduated from Alamo Heights High School, where he served on the School Board for 12 years and was president for three terms. He fought against the controversial “Robin Hood” method of school finance, in an effort to keep local tax dollars in local schools, and was on the board of the Texas Association of School Boards.

More recently, Allison has served on the board of the VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, where he helped advance system operations and pushed for greater public dialogue on proposed transportation plans. Steve is a fiscal conservative committed to property tax relief, reforming the school finance system, and promoting job creation.