Know Who Your Choices Are Part I – Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

On March 13, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz officially announced that he is running for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Below is a history of his political and voting history.

Age:       44

Place of Birth: Calgary, Canada

Political Party:    Republican

Current Political Office: U.S. Senator for the State of Texas

Office Terms:     1/9/03 – 5/12/08

1/3/13 – Current

Political & Legal History:

1995 –    Law Clerk to J. Michael Luttig of U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit

1996 –    Law Clerk to William Rehnquist of Chief Justice of the United States

1997-1998 – Private Practice in Cooper & Kirk LLC

1999 –    Worked on George W. Bush’s’ presidential campaign

2003 – 2008 –      Appointed to the Office of Solicitor General of Texas

  • Argued nine case before the Supreme Court. He won five of those cases and lost four.

2008 – 2013 –      Returned to private practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bowkus, LLP

2012 –    Won his seat in the U.S. Senate

Some Key Points on his position

Below I have provided links to his voting record while holding his seat in the Senate.

https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/135705/ted-cruz#.VWjdEc9Vikp

https://www.opencongress.org/people/voting_history/412573_Ted_Cruz

https://www.congress.gov/member/ted-cruz/C001098

References:

Official Website – http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=about_senator

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/

General info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz

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