In this second episode Christian Archer, Demonte Alexander, and Liza Barratachea discuss the issues shaping the greater San Antonio area with their first podcast guest, Speaker Joseph Straus.
About Joe Straus:
Joseph Richard Straus III is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the Text House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019. He is a Republican and represented District 121, which comprises northeastern Bexar County, including part of San Antonio, Texas, and several surrounding communities from his first election to the House in 2005 until his retirement in 2019. Straus was first elected Speaker on January 13, 2009. In October 2017, Straus announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018.
Learn more about Speaker Straus at www.joestraus.org
At Bexar Facts, we amplify the voice of the people to shape the future of our community. We gather and share fact-based data on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the greater San Antonio area. With the Bexar Facts podcast we breathe life into our data. We aim to level the playing field by producing real conversations, with real people and bringing scientific data directly to your fingertips.
Bexar Facts, your trusted local source for community data.
(0:43) Introductions (special guest Speaker Joseph Straus)
(3:00) Discuss Bexar Facts
(5:18) Thoughts on social distancing and the pandemic
(10:15) How to reignite the economy
(13:30) Frontline workers
(15:38) Systemic concerns
(19:20) Ballot initiatives
(30:44) How do we fix our broken system?
(34:55) Expanding polling programs
(38:00) What’s next for Speaker Strauss
(41:00) What would you (Speaker Strauss) like to see us test?