Third Texas House speaker candidate emerges


State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, became the third Republican to enter the race for Texas House speaker Thursday.

Parker, who was first elected to the House in 2006, is chairman of the Investments and Financial Services Committee and sits on the Redistricting, and International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs committees.

Parker joins speaker candidates Phil King, R-Weatherford, and John Zerwas, R-Richmond. Current House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, announced in October he wouldn’t seek re-election.

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