Category: Legacy

Speaker Dennis Bonnen

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Dennis Higgins Bonnen is a Texas businessman and politician. As of 2020, Bonnen served as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. A Republican, Bonnen has represented District 25 of the Texas House since 1997.

All Rights Have Limits, Even Second Amendment

All Rights Have Limits, Even Second Amendment

Kudos to House Speaker Dennis Bonnen for having the political courage to stand up to the crazy folks who believe anyone should be able to carry arms any place at any time under any circumstances.

Finally, a plan to put real money into Texas schools

Finally, a plan to put real money into Texas schools

Texans, we have a school finance plan.

It’s a good plan, not a perfect one. It emerged in the House, not the Senate. Its chances of passing intact largely depend on the intestinal fortitude of Speaker Dennis Bonnen and vocal support from regular Texans.

But first, let’s just celebrate the mere existence of a plan in a state where lawmakers for decades have paid little more than lip-service to the troubles of our woefully underfunded public schools.

Dennis Bonnen graduated from Angleton High School in 1990.

In Angleton, Dennis Bonnen is not a celebrity, but a friend

When people in Angleton think of Dennis Bonnen, they don’t call to mind a powerful leader directing the paths of laws that affect millions of Texans. They think of the neighbor who played backyard whiffle ball, the fifth-grader who petitioned to rename the class hamster, the son whose family reputation preceded him.

Dennis Bonnen, a Goldilocks Speaker for Texas Republicans?

Dennis Bonnen, a Goldilocks Speaker for Texas Republicans?

This month, Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, became only the fourth Speaker of the Texas House in 26 years and only the third Republican Speaker in 146 years. His tenure follows those of Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, (2009-19), Tom Craddick, R-Midland, (2003-09), and Pete Laney, D-Hale Center, (1993-03).

Craddick: Next speaker will be good for the Texas House

Reports indicate that Bonnen came forward last weekend to end the speakership hopes of many. Armed with pledges of a large number of Republicans and some Democrats, the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and former speaker pro-tempore has put an end to the speculation.

Bonnen staying true to district, Texas House

YVONNE MINTZ: Bonnen staying true to district, Texas House

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen started Monday dropping his son off at school in Brazoria County. By 3 p.m. he stood behind a bank of microphones in Austin, flanked by other legislators, announcing he had secured more than enough votes to become the next speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Dennis Bonnen is an excellent choice to succeed Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

Bonnen is a conservative; there’s no question about that. But, as noted, he has no sympathy for fools. He also has no need to worry about being unseated in the primary or general election. The 25th district, which runs from Brazoria County to the coast, is deeply red. But Bonnen has represented it since 1996 and voters are clearly fond of him.