Smithee Considers Texas Speaker Run

A lawmaker from our own backyard says he is contemplating a run for the Texas Speaker of the House.

Republican Representative John Smithee from Amarillo said Monday he will make an official decision in the next two days.

He says sanity should be restored to the House floor, referring to the constant battles lawmakers had on the house floor in the 2007 session.

Right now Smithee chairs the House Insurance Committee.