Personal Profile

Full Name Ted Poe
Age 68
Hometown Humble
Race White
Education B.A., Abilene Christian University; J.D., University of Houston
Spouse: Carol

Ted Poe represents the Second District of Texas. He was first became a Congressman in 2005.

Poe sits on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

He is the founder and co-chair of the Victim’s Rights Caucus. He considers getting the Child Predator Act, later the Adam Walsh Child Safety Act, one of his most notable achievements.

He graduated with a degree in political science from Abilene Christian University in 1970. In 1973, received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He served in the United States Air Force Reserve’s C-130 Unit at Houston’s Ellington Air Force Base from 1970-1976.

Poe was a prosecutor and judge for 30 years in Houston before running for Congress.