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Dennis Bonnen Unanimously Elected Texas Speaker

There’s a new speaker in town.

On Tuesday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to name Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as the new Speaker of the House. Bonnen emerged from a crowded field, and quickly picked up endorsements from several candidates who dropped their speakership bids. Among the candidates who dropped out and endorsed Bonnen was Four Price, an Amarillo attorney and banker who has served in the Texas House since 2011.

The 147-0 vote means Bonnen will replace Joe Straus as House Speaker.

Bonnen (RIGHT) with Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson  Photo by Bonnen Campaign

Bonnen (RIGHT) with Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson

Photo by Bonnen Campaign

O'Rourke Planning Trip to Meet Voters Outside of Texas

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