|U.S. House, Texas, District 2|
|January 3, 2005-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|District attorney, Harris County, TX|
|Judge, Harris County, TX|
|Bachelor's||Abilene Christian University|
|J.D.||University of Houston|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force Reserves|
|Years of service||1970-1976|
|Birthday||September 10, 1948|
|Place of birth||Temple, TX|
|Profession||Lawyer and judge|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Poe won re-election on November 6, 2012.
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. He went on to serve as county judge for over 20 years, and earned a reputation for his unique sentences.
- 2005-present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1981-2003: Harris County judge
- 1973-1981: Harris County district attorney
Poe is a member of the following House committees:
- 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
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.. The Congressman serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
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.
|U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ted Poe Incumbent||64.8%||159,664|
|Green||Mark A. Roberts||0.8%||2,012|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Poe won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David W. Smith (L).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 2, 2010|
|Republican||Ted Poe Incumbent||88.6%||130,020|
|Libertarian||David W. Smith||11.4%||16,711|
|Ted Poe (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,175,296.95||$194,438.69||$(58,024.51)||$1,311,711.13|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$1,311,711.13||$85,083.39||$(31,242.72)||$1,365,551.80|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 2nd District, 2010 - Ted Poe Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Credit Union National Assn||$10,000|
|National Beer Wholesalers Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$62,900|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Poe has voted with the Republican Party 91.9% of the time, which ranked 144 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
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- Media coverage:
- Article archive at Human Events
- Gov Track "Poe" Accessed May 25, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Ted Poe," Accessed October 21, 2011
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
- Official House website "Committees," Accessed October 21, 2011
- House Judiciary Committee "111th Congress Committee Members"
- House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Membership, 111th Congress"
- House Judiciary Committee "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"
- Republican candidate list
- Unofficial Republican primary results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ted Poe Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Ted Poe 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Ted Poe," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Ted Poe (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
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