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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Poe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-21,985 to $294,999, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026457&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Poe's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $103,014 to $570,999. That averages to $337,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 146.88% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026457&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Poe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-21,985 to $294,999. That averages to 146.88%, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026457&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===

Revision as of 15:45, 25 February 2013

Ted Poe
Ted Poe.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
Net worth$337,006
Websites
Office website
Campaign 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. He ran for re-election in 2012.

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

Poe won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2]

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.[3] He went on to serve as county judge for over 20 years, and earned a reputation for his unique sentences.[4]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Poe serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Chair

2011-2012

Poe was a member of the following House committees[6]:

  • 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

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Poe was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee in 2009 and is currently serving in his second term on the committee.[7]. The Congressman serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security[8] and on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law[9]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Poe voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[10]

Elections

2012

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

Poe ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 2nd District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Jim Dougherty (D), Kenneth Duncan (L), and Mark Roberts (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[11][12]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe Incumbent 64.8% 159,664
     Democratic Jim Dougherty 32.7% 80,512
     Libertarian Kenneth Duncan 1.7% 4,140
     Green Mark A. Roberts 0.8% 2,012
Total Votes 246,328
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Poe won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David W. Smith (L).[13]

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

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Poe's reports.[14]

Ted Poe (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2012$1,175,296.95$194,438.69$(58,024.51)$1,311,711.13
Pre-Primary[16]May 17, 2012$1,311,711.13$85,083.39$(31,242.72)$1,365,551.80
Running totals
$279,522.08$(89,267.23)

2010

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.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 2nd District, 2010 - Ted Poe Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $876,075
Total Spent $569,846
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Ted Poe's campaign committee
Lanier Law Firm$19,200
Perry Homes$14,400
FMC Technologies$12,800
Credit Union National Assn$10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,467
Oil & Gas$62,900
Health Professionals$53,300
Retired$22,700
Real Estate$21,400

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Poe paid his congressional staff a total of $867,427 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Poe's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $103,014 to $570,999. That averages to $337,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 146.88% from 2010.[19]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Poe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-21,985 to $294,999. That averages to 146.88%, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[20]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Poe was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 60th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[21]

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.[22]

External links

References

  1. Gov Track "Poe" Accessed May 25, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Ted Poe," Accessed October 21, 2011
  4. Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
  5. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. Official House website "Committees," Accessed October 21, 2011
  7. House Judiciary Committee "111th Congress Committee Members"
  8. House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Membership, 111th Congress"
  9. House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. Republican candidate list
  12. Unofficial Republican primary results
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  14. Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
  15. Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
  16. Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
  17. Open Secrets "Ted Poe 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  18. LegiStorm, "Ted Poe," Accessed September 17, 2012
  19. OpenSecrets.org "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Turner
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 2nd District
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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