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Encyclopedia > Ted Poe
Ted Poe


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd district
In office
2005-Present
Preceded by Jim Turner
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born September 10, 1948 (1948-09-10) (age 58)
Temple, Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse Carol Poe
Religion Church of Christ

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Early years

As prosecutor and judge

During his judgeship, "creative sentencing" became a trademark of his court and was encouraged to the point of influencing the victims and families of the victims of crimes brought before Poe to take the "creative sentencing" path and inferring that if they didn't, the criminal would be found innocent.


Election to the United States Congress

2006 election

Poe made border security a centerpiece of his re-election strategy, calling for "more [National] Guardsmen on the border front"[1]. On November 7, Ted Poe handily won a second term against token opposition from underfunded Democrat Gary Binderim, a water utility manager and community activist [2][3], and Libertarian Justo Perez [4][5]. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A water supply system provides water to the locations that need it. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ...


Current Committeships

He is a member of the following committees:

  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs - 23
    • Subcommittee on Europe - 4
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade - 3
  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - 24
    • Subcommittee on Aviation - 15
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - 6
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit - 16

Controversies

On May 7, 2007, while speaking on the floor of the house, Poe used a quote from Civil War Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest when describing the military strategy that the US should have followed in Iraq. Forrest's maxim was to: “Git thar furstest with the mostest.” The controversy lies in the personal history of Gen. Forrest, as after his military duty was over, he became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Some critics have stated that despite quoting Forrest for a discussion on military strategy and not on race relations, it was still highly inappropriate for Poe to quote such a divisive figure. [1] [2] For the World War II general, see Nathan Bedford Forrest III. Nathaniel Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821–October 29, 1877) was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/05/08/rep-ted-poes-ode-to-the-kkks-grand-wizard-on-the-house-floor/
  2. ^ http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/08/poe-kkk/

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Preceded by
Jim Turner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd congressional district

2005 – present
Incumbent

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Ted Poe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (371 words)
Lloyd "Ted" Poe (born October 13, 1948) is a Republican politician and jurist currently representing Texas' 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives.
A native of Temple, Texas, Poe graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Political science in 1970, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1973.
Within a month of taking office, Poe was chosen by President George W. Bush to be one of two members of the House, along with one member of the Senate, sent to observe firsthand the elections in Iraq.
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