Ted Poe

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Ted Poe currently serves the 2nd Congressional district of Texas

Lloyd "Ted" Poe, a Republican, has represented the Second Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Background

Poe was born September 10, 1948 in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Political science and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center. After serving as a chief felony prosecutor in Harris County (Houston) for eight years, Poe was appointed as a felony court judge in Harris County in 1981. As a judge, he gained national prominence for his unusual criminal sentences that included ordering thieves to carry signs in front of stores they stole from and requiring murderers to place a photo of their victim on the wall of their prison cell.

Congressional Career

In 2004, Poe ran for the U.S. House in the 2nd District of Texas against Nick Lampson, who was an incumbent redistricted into District 2. Poe won 55% of the vote to Lampson's 43%.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Gary E. Binderim to face Poe in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Poe retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Ted Poe
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Founder, Congressional Victims Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Abilene Christian University
  • CASA-Child Advocates
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Children's Assessment Center
  • Co-Founder/President, Christian School of Kingwood
  • Member, Church of Christ
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
  • Houston International Theater School
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Board Member, National Children's Alliance
  • Northland Christian School
  • Parents of Murdered Children
  • Roseate Women's Center for Abused Women

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ted Poe. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1605 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6565
TollFree: 866-425-6565
Fax: 202-225-5547
Web Email
Website

District Office - Beaumont:
2615 Calder, Suite 100
Beaumont, TX 77702
Phone: 409-212-1997
TollFree: 1-877-218-1997
Fax: 409-212-8711

District Office - Humble:
20202 U.S. Highway 59 North, Suite 105
Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 281-446-0242
TollFree: 1-866-447-0242
Fax: 281-446-0252

Campaign Office:
Post Office Box 14222
Humble, TX 77347
Phone: 281-358-8866

Articles and Resources

Sources


External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
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Caucuses:
Founder, Congressional Victims Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Europe, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
no
Previous Political Work?
Criminal court judge, Assistant district attorney
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 2615 Calder, Suite 100, Beaumont, TX 77702
Phone: 409-212-1997 / Fax: 409-212-8711
2. 20202 U.S. Highway 59 North, Suite 105, Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 281-446-0242 / Fax: 281-446-0252




Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 14222, Humble, TX 77347
Phone: 281-358-8866 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: September 9, 1948