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Poe is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.  He is running against [[Jim Dougherty]] (D), [[Kenneth Duncan]] (L), [[Mark Roberts]] (G), and [[Eldon Monk]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref>
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Poe is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.  He is running against [[Jim Dougherty]] (D), [[Kenneth Duncan]] (L), [[Mark Roberts]] (G), and [[Eldon Monk]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:02, 31 May 2012

Ted Poe
Ted Poe.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District attorney, Harris County, TX
1973-1981
Judge, Harris County, TX
1981-2003
Education
Bachelor'sAbilene Christian University
J.D.University of Houston
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force Reserves
Years of service1970-1976
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1948
Place of birthTemple, TX
ProfessionLawyer and judge
Websites
Office website
Ted Poe (b. September 10, 1948) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Poe serves the 2nd congressional district of Texas. He was first elected to the House in 2004.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Poe is a "far-right Republican leader".[1]

Biography

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University, Poe served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for six years. During that time, he also earned his J.D. from the University of Houston and started his career as a district attorney.[2] He went on to serve as county judge for over 20 years, and earned a reputation for his unique sentences.[3]

Career

  • 2005-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1981-2003: Harris County judge
  • 1973-1981: Harris County district attorney

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Poe is a member of the following House committees[4]:

  • Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Poe voted with the Republican Party 91.9% of the time, which ranked 144 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Poe is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 2nd District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He is running against Jim Dougherty (D), Kenneth Duncan (L), Mark Roberts (G), and Eldon Monk (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[6][7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Poe won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David W. Smith (L).[8]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 2, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe Incumbent 88.6% 130,020
     Libertarian David W. Smith 11.4% 16,711
Total Votes 146,731

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Poe's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Poe won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Poe's campaign committee raised a total of $876,075 and spent $569,846.[9]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Turner
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 2nd District
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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