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{{tnr}}'''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 won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
 
{{tnr}}'''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 won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Poe is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ted_poe/400652 ''Gov Track'' "Poe" Accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 11:55, 11 June 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
PredecessorJim Turner (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,340,823
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 won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Poe is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

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

2013-2014

Poe serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Poe was a member of the following House committees[5]:

  • 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.[6]. The Congressman serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security[7] and on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law[8]

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.[9]

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.[10][11]

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"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Poe is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Poe raised a total of $5,340,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[16]

Ted Poe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 2) Won $966,270
2010 US House (Texas, District 2) Won $876,075
2008 US House (Texas, District 2) Won $800,692
2006 US House (Texas, District 2) Won $1,021,390
2004 US House (Texas, District 2) Won $1,676,396
Grand Total Raised $5,340,823

2012

Breakdown of the source of Poe's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Poe won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Poe's campaign committee raised a total of $966,271 and spent $480,982.[17]

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.[18]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Poe is a "far-right Republican leader" as of June 2013.[19]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Poe missed 239 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Poe ranked 144th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

2011

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.[25]

Voting with party

2013

Ted Poe voted with the Republican Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 203rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[26]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Ted Poe," Accessed October 21, 2011
  3. Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committees," Accessed October 21, 2011
  6. House Judiciary Committee "111th Congress Committee Members"
  7. House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Membership, 111th Congress"
  8. House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Republican candidate list
  11. Unofficial Republican primary results
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Ted Poe," Accessed March 25, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Ted Poe 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Ted Poe 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Ted Poe," Accessed June 7 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Ted Poe," Accessed April 2, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Ted Poe," Accessed September 17, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. 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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