Ted Poe

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Ted Poe ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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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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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Cai Industries$ 13,000
United Lng$ 10,400
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
Friedkin Group$ 10,000
Home Depot$ 10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$ 10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$ 10,000
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 9,000
National Assn of Realtors$ 9,000
Textron Inc$ 9,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Ted Poe
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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.


DC office
  • 430 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6565 Fax: 202-225-5547
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District offices
  • 2615 Calder, Suite 100, Beaumont, TX 77702
    Ph: 409-212-1997 Fax: (none entered)
  • 20202 U.S. Highway 59 North, Suite 105, Humble, TX 77338
    Ph: 281-446-0242 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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  • Post Office Box 14222, Humble, TX 77347
    Ph: 281-358-8866 Fax: (none entered)

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