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Theodore E. Deutch
Theodore E. Deutch.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 19
In office
April 15, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
First elected2010
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate
High schoolLiberty High School (1984)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.University of Michigan Law School
Office website
Campaign website
Theodore E. "Ted" Deutch (b. May 7, 1966) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Deutch was elected by voters from Florida's 19th congressional district.

Deutch is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 19th District. Deutch is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[1] Deutch ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Deutch is a "centrist Democratic follower".[3]


Deutch was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Liberty High School in 1984, Ted went on to study at the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. [4]


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives




See also: Florida's 19th congressional district elections, 2012

Deutch is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 21st District. Deutch is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[6] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Deutch ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2]


On April 13, 2010, Deutch won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Joe Budd (R) and Stan Smilan (I) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 19th Congressional District Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore E. Deutch 62.6% 132,098
     Republican Joe Budd 37.3% 78,783
     Independent Stan Smilan 0.1% 228
Total Votes 211,109

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Deutch's campaign funds before the 20010 election.

Deutch won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Deutch's campaign committee raised a total of $2,002,626 and spent $1,874,220 .[8]


Deutch and his wife of 19 years, Jill, moved to South Florida in 1997. They live in West Boca Raton with their 14-year old twin daughters, Gabrielle and Serena, and their 11-year old son, Cole.[4]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Deutch paid his congressional staff a total of $1,124,876 in 2011. He ranks 153rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 47th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[9]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Deutch's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $345,015 and $925,000. That averages to $635,007.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[10]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Theodore E. Deutch voted with the Democratic Party 95 of the time, which ranked 19 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Wexler
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 19
Succeeded by