Ted Poe is a proud product of the city of Houston, having been educated in Houston and served as a felony prosecutor, judge, and, most recently, Congressman, for Harris County. Following a career in the Air Force, Poe spent a considerable portion of his life dedicated to the public service of Harris County and the city of Houston.
Known for his “no-nonsense” leadership style, Ted Poe has served the Second Congressional District of Texas since 2004. For nearly 15 years, Congressman Poe has represented the Kingwood community, standing for traditional, conservative values and advocating for minimizing the size and scope of the federal government while expanding personal freedom.
Poe announced his retirement via Twitter in November of 2017, saying, “I am looking forward to spending more time in Texas, especially with my 12 grandkids who have all been born since I was first elected to Congress. I am proud of the work that my office has accomplished: giving crime victims a voice, helping to combat human trafficking, and fighting for our constitutional rights and individual liberty.”
Poe is set to make the final speech of his congressional career at the Kingwood Area Republican Women luncheon, which will take place on August 22nd at Walden Country Club.
Poe’s replacement remains to be seen as election day draws closer. Republican Dan Crenshaw and Democrat Todd Litton will face off for Poe’s seat. The new Congressional term begins January 3rd, 2019.
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